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Alert: Fake emails claim you were caught speeding

Oct 08 2017

 Action Fraud has received thousands of reports about fake emails claiming you were caught speeding.

 Analysis of the reports shows the emails have been sent by cyber criminals to victims across the UK.

The emails claims that you are being notifyied about a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) and have photographic evidence that you failed to adhere to the speed limit at specific date, time and location.

This is of course not true, but it goes on to say that because you have been named as a driver of the vehicle you have a legal obligation to comply with the provisions of the notice.

The aim of these emails is to get you to click on the link to “check the photographic evidence” which leads to banking trojan malware.

NIP’s are never sent by email, they are always sent through the post using a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) registered address.

If you have receive one, don’t click on any attachments, delete it and report it to the National Fraud & Cyber Crime Reporting Centre

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