Residents caught up in traffic fine email scam
TOOWOOMBA residents are caught up in an infringement notice email scam doing the rounds.
A number of people have reported receiving a fraudulent email advising them that they have a traffic fine between $170 and $180.
In the past 24 hours two people have posted in the Toowoomba Crime Alerts and Discussions Facebook page to warn others.
Michelle Juillerat received an email yesterday.
She said: "Hi all, just be careful there is another scam doing the rounds. It asks you to download an infringement notice. The address is actually a residential house in Brisbane. Just to warn others."
Katrina Cooper received the email today.
She said: "Be careful of another email scam going around. Got this one this morning."
It appears they aren't alone, with the posts flooded with comments from others who got the same email, some multiple times.
Some people even received the email seven times.
Anyone who clicks on the "download infringement notice'' link forwards the email to their own contacts.
The email threatens prosecution in a magistrates court if the fine is not paid.
Any of these emails should be deleted immediately as they contain malware.
If you are uncertain of the authenticity of the infringement notice email contact Policelink on 131 444.