New E-Mail Scam Built Upon Traffic Violations

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The Ottawa Police Services would like to advise residents of a new scam targeting people in the Ottawa area.

In this scam, a person receives an email, supposedly from the police, telling them they need to pay a fine for a traffic violation. The e-mail advises the recipient that the fine must be paid immediately and directs them to click on an internet link to make the payment. The unsuspecting victim is then asked to enter personal information.

The Ottawa Police Service does not issue traffic infraction notices by e-mail nor do we ask people for an email address during a traffic stop

Please read such e-mail read correspondence carefully, and if you have any doubts, it is best to call the proper agency to verify its content before clicking on any such internet links.

To contact the Community Police Centre, please either call 613-236-1222 or email info@ottawapolice.ca.