Peel – Investigators from the Peel Regional Police would like to make the public aware of an “Extortion Scam” currently circulating on the internet.  The scam targets residents in the region regarding fraudulent traffic tickets. Police are urging citizens not to respond to any such request regarding traffic tickets sent via email. 

The email will look similar and may ask for similar the following information:

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You’ve been registered with a driver’s infringement

Reason: negligent driving

Registered No: 034675112

Date of issue: 28/10/2016

Amount due: 499.91CAD

This fee will be forwarded by mail to your address. However you can check it not, please press here Photo Proof – 278409952

The fee must be accredited within the statutory period up to 23.11.2016. This is an automatically created message, please do not reply.

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Anyone who may have been victimized by this type of scam is asked to report it to their local police service. 

To learn more about this type of scam and other fraud scams currently affecting Canadians, please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at www.antifraudcentre.ca