**SCAM ALERT ** Message from North Yorkshire Police – HM Courts & Tribunal Service

Please see the note below we have been asked to circulate from North Yorkshire Police


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

  1. The senders email address does not correspond to HM Courts & Tribunal Service
  2. It is not personally addressed
  3. It does not state where your vehicle was seen nor any details of your vehicle
  4. The email encourages you to click on a link to make payment (all this will do is harvest your bank account details)
  5. There is a deadline to act
If you have already responded to the scam and lost money, contact your bank and report the crime to North Yorkshire Police on 101 or alternatively Action Fraud on 0330 123 2040 or online at www.actionfraud.police.uk