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Action Fraud Cautions about Scam E-mails Notifying Parking Violation

According to Action Fraud, the fraud reporting agency of national stature in UK, e-mail scammers are dispatching bogus messages, which assert that users must comply with a fine-payment for wrong parking that in reality is fabricated, so reported actionfraud.police.uk, March 10, 2014.

Displaying a header "REMINDER NOTICE DO NOT IGNORE" and addressing recipients, the fake electronic mail tells that on 11th February 2014, the user's vehicle was found stationed at Katherine Road on the writer's Clients Private Estate between 12:13:23PM and 14:40:36PM for 2-hrs and 27-mins. The user was notified on 6th March 2014 allowing him up to 28 days for submitting the entire parking fee alternatively, questioning the claim.

Continuing further, the message tells that the 70 pound fee is currently pending while non-payment in 28 days will lead to an extra 40 pounds as administration fee. If the total pending amount isn't paid in 14-days following the current notice's receipt then that pending amount can get recorded as debt on him. It can as well make him liable for more expenses, including interest billed thereof. His facility for acquiring credit henceforth can also get affected.

Finally, the e-mail states that pictorial shots supporting the assertion are available with the sender.

Here, Action Fraud says that the sender's e-mail id reads as justice.alerts@public.gov.delivery.com that spoofs to look like it has been dispatched from UK's Ministry-of-Justice indicated through 'justice.gov.uk.'

Actually, GovDelivery has no connection with the phony charges citing the wrong parking. GovDelivery e-mails are automated as well as serve governments alternatively, Britain's Ministry-of-Justice as a platform for managing digital subscription.

Scammers are distributing the messages hoping that they'd persuade receivers towards clicking through the attachments inside. But Action Fraud warns that these attachments, which consist of the so-called pictorial clues, actually have malware.

Anyone receiving the e-mail must simply erase it. Subsequently, he should lodge one complaint at Action Fraud via dialing the agency's hotline number obtainable from the agency's authorized website. But, incase the person has already clicked through and become a victim of the malicious assault then he should use up-to-date antivirus software and run a system scan, advises Action Fraud.

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