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Penticton RCMP issue warning about latest email scam

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November 16, 2016 - 10:30 AM

PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP are warning the public after complaints about another email scam making the rounds in the city.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says citizens need to exercise caution when opening suspicious emails after reports of emails being received with the subject line: Traffic Infringement Notice.

The message states the recipient has been found in violation of a traffic law and is required to pay a fine.

Police are advising the public not to open any attachments contained in the email, which explains how to make payment to a European bank account.

Wrigglesworth says the RCMP do not contact people using their private email accounts with requests for payment or statements traffic violations have occurred.

He cautions this type of unsolicited email could make residents susceptible to identity theft, noting RCMP are not involved in this type of communication.

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