Police Infringement Notices Email Scam

In the past few weeks there have been multiple reports of imitation/scam infringement notice emails claiming to be from Tasmania Police. These emails address the individual by name and are often referenced by US style terminology such as ‘violation’ rather than ‘offence’ and the date format being month, day, year (mmddyyyy) rather than day,month,year. The imitation/scam emails also include a link requiring the recipient to download the notice. These emails are a scam and should be deleted. Do not open links as there may be viruses. An example of the imitation/scam email is pictured below.

Legitimate emails from Tasmania Police do not contain links and will not come from Hotmail or other free email provider accounts. The infringement notice will contain the correct name of the driver, correct vehicle description and location of the alleged offence.

Tasmania Police has an option to email infringement notices; however this will only happen if the recipient has had face-to-face contact with a police officer, has provided their email address, and agreed to receive email correspondence.

The infringement notice will also contain the Tasmanian Government logo and barcode for use by Service Tasmania, as well as contact information for Tasmania Police Traffic Liaison Services, if a member of the public requires confirmation or assistance with the infringement notice.

If a member of the public feels they have received the infringement notice by mistake, or has not had face to face contact with a police officer, then please contact Traffic Liaison Services on (03) 6173 2963, or email traffic.liaison@police.tas.gov.au

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