Scam HM Courts

Published: 16 September 2020

North Yorkshire Police have received many reports of a new scam email in circulation purporting to be from HM Courts & Tribunal Service informing the recipient they have been using their vehicle on a road subject to a charging scheme and have failed to pay the appropriate charge. The recipient is informed there is a £25 fine increasing to £50 if not paid within 14 days and £100 if not paid within 28 days. The recipient is encouraged to click on a link in the email in order to pay the fine. THIS IS A SCAM. There are a number of indicators in the email that it is a scam
The senders email address does not correspond to HM Courts & Tribunal Service
It is not personally addressed
It does not state where your vehicle was seen nor any details of your vehicle
The email encourages you to click on a link to make payment (all this will do is harvest your bank account details)
There is a deadline to act
Remember all suspicious emails can be forwarded to report@phishing.gov.uk.