25 November 2016

Violation Ticket email SCAM

RCMP would like to inform residents of an E-mail scam that is resurfacing.
The traffic violation email scam continues. Please know that Police and Peace Officers do not issue violation tickets by e-mail. Do not click on the link or attachment in these e-mails, just delete the email.
If you receive one of these suspicious e-mails:
Report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. www.antifraudcenter.ca or 1-888-495-8501
If you received one of these suspicious e-mails and you unwittingly provided personal information or financial information, follow these steps:

How to prevent

  • Be suspicious of any e-mail or text message containing urgent requests for personal or financial information (financial institutions and credit card companies normally will not use e-mail to confirm an existing client's information).
  • Contact the organization by using a telephone number from a credible source such as a phone book, previous bill or statement.
  • Never e-mail personal or financial information.
  • Avoid embedded links in an e-mail claiming to bring you to a secure site.
  • Get in the habit of looking at a website's address line and verify if it displays something different from the address mentioned in the email.
  • Regularly update your computer protection with anti-virus software, spyware filters, e-mail filters and firewall programs.
  • A number of legitimate companies and financial institutions that have been targeted by phishing schemes have published contact information for reporting possible phishing e-mails as well as online notices about how their customers can recognize and protect themselves from phishing.
  • Regularly check your bank, credit and debit card statements to ensure that all transactions are legitimate.

SRCWA #2016-115

This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.

If you have any information in respect to any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 
780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.