Crime

Police appeal to beware of this speeding scam…

By Peter Trollope at

Police are warning about fake emails claiming you’ve been caught speeding.

Detective Inspector Martin Hopkinson, of GMP’s Serious Crime Division said:”This email is fraudulent and may ask you to give your personal or financial information or attempt to infect your computer with malware.

“Once your computer is infected with malware cybercriminals may be able to access your personal and financial information which could be used to defraud you.

“GMP would never send out correspondence via email requesting payment of fines nor will we ask for your personal and financial information.

“I would urge people to delete any such emails and ensure they always have the most up to date security software”

Last year, GMP became aware of a fake email claiming to be a Notice of Intended Prosecution for speeding from Greater Manchester Police. Today, Police also became aware of a modified version of this, with the email claiming to be from GOV.UK. You can report any such activity directly to action fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk  or phone 0300 123 2040.