Officials are warning about scam emails that appear to be sent by the Department of Motor Vehicles issuing traffic violation citations.

Who Is It Targeting: Residents in Ontario County

What Is It:  Individuals are receiving fraudulent emails saying they have been cited for a traffic violation. The victim is told they need to pay the fine immediately and are provided a link to do so. The link could potentially either lead to malware and expose sensitive information or if the victim were to provide payment, they could be scammed out of the money.

What Are They After: Bank account number, payment

How Can You Avoid It:

  • The Department of Motor Vehicles do not issue citations, only police agencies can issue traffic violations in person.
  • Do not click on any suspicious links within emails.
  • Delete the email immediately upon receiving and report it to your local DMV.

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For full details of this scam check out this article from FLTimes.