Fraud Alert—Be Wary of Fraudulent Emails Demanding Payment of Traffic Fines
released on October 16, 2017
found in newsletter: October 2017
Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Director Elizabeth Bieleki, New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles, have issued a fraud alert warning of a scam email pretending to come from the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles. The fake email notifies the recipient that he or she was cited with a traffic violation and then demands payment of the fine within 72 hours. The scam email contains links for “easy pay” or to contest the fine amount. The email originates from a scam email address: “violations at citygovernment.co.gov”.
The Department of Motor Vehicles does not notify drivers of any violations through email nor does it email requests for payment of fines. Any person receiving this email should exercise caution. Do not click on any of the links contained in the scam email as this could infect your device with malicious malware and compromise your sensitive information. Additionally, do not open any attachments contained in the suspicious emails. Finally, never provide your sensitive personal or financial information unless you have confirmed the person or organization requesting that information.
Any person can verify whether or not they have been cited for a traffic violation by calling the Department of Motor Vehicles at 603-227-4000.
The Attorney General’s Consumer Information Line is 1-888-468-4454. Consumer complaint forms are available at DOJ’s website: https://www.doj.nh.gov/consumer/complaints/index.htm.
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