Scam alert - Email asking for traffic violation payment

A scam email is circulating asking people to pay a fine for a traffic violation.

Citizens have reported receiving an email claiming they need to pay a fine for a traffic violation. Please note that the DeLand PD and the Department of Motor Vehicles will never send an unsolicited email to you asking for a payment on a traffic violation. If you receive this email, please disregard it.

Here are some tips on how spot a scam or phishing email:

  • Emails with bad grammar
  • An unfamiliar greeting or salutation
  • Inconsistencies in email addresses or links
  • Suspicious attachments
  • Emails requesting credentials, payment information or sensitive data

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Scam Alert