EMAIL SCAM: Police report new scam in the South Burnett.
EMAIL SCAM: Police report new scam in the South Burnett. Jorge Branco

Email scams hit South Burnett inboxes

AN EMAIL scam telling people they need to pay a traffic infringement notice has hit inboxes in the South Burnett.

Murgon police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Lance Guteridge said the email claimed the notice was for negligent driving and ordered them to pay a large fine within 30 days.

Snr Sgt Guteridge said the email was a scam and urged people to ignore it or bring it to their local police station.

He said official infringement notices were posted out to people in the mail, and not via email.

He said an official infringement would also include details of the offence, including a photo of the car, date and time of the offence.

Snr Sgt Guteridge said an official notice would be issued by state police and not federal police.

He said he wanted to ensure people were not fooled by the email.

"A lot of these things are orchestrated by someone overseas," he said.

Snr Sgt Guteridge said it was difficult for police to retrieve money if it was sent to the scammers.

"It's very difficult to follow up," he said.

"Once money's gone into an account, there's not much of a chance you'll ever get it back."

Snr Sgt Guteridge urged anyone with concerns to seek help from the police.

South Burnett


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