Scam Alert: The Old Running a Red Light Scam is Back!
Have you recently received an email from the Department of Transportation telling you that their cameras recorded you running a red light?
Whatever, you do DO NOT click on any links this is a SCAM!
The email goes on to state the date on which the traffic violation occurred and goes on to say that you have been charged with a traffic citation. It goes on to say that you may contest the citation in court, or pay the fine online where they give you a link to click for further instructions. They then give you a timeline to respond to the citation.
"You may respond to this violation no sooner than August 20, 2023, and no later than August 24, 2023."
Again, do not fall for any of this as this is a total scam.
After checking up on this I found that the Department of Transportation(DOT) does not send out emails warning you of this violation. In some cases when you click on the link you may be redirected to a website that looks exactly like a local or state law enforcement agency that issues tickets to drivers. The URL at the top of the page may even have a similar-looking address, don't fall for it. After scammers get your information they can steal your funds.
If you think you've been scammed on a traffic violation you can go HG.org for more information. You are also encouraged to contact your local, state, and law enforcement agencies to report the scam.
Following these simple rules can avoid you from being scammed or taken advantage of. If you're like me, nothing gets my blood boiling when you get an email stating you've done something wrong.