Huron County OPP warn residents of parking ticket scam

Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are warning residents about traffic ticket and parking ticket scams that are landing in people’s inboxes.

The warning comes prompted by a 63-year-old woman who received an email claiming to be from Impark Toronto. The supposed parking ticket violation requested a $40 payment be made within 14 calendar days for an offence.

The recipient realized that the ticket was likely a scam, so she contacted police to verify its authenticity.

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has issued a warning about a new variation of traffic ticket offence scams. Individuals have been receiving email notices claiming to be from the Government of Canada with photographic evidence of the recipient’s vehicle failing to comply with a certain list of regulations.

Read more at South Western Ontario

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.

Kayla Kuefler is the head writer and social media producer at Canadian Fraud News. Kayla was born-and-raised in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Toronto in 2013 to pursue her Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University. Kayla has previously interned at Global News Edmonton, Global News Toronto and CBC News in London, England.

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