Police warn drivers about fake speeding fines doing the rounds

POLICE in Chifley Local Area Command are investigating reports of fraudulent traffic infringement notices being sent out to drivers in the region.

A spokesperson for the command, said officers have been made aware of an email scam being sent out informing the recipient of a traffic infringement they have received and providing a link to download it.

The spokesperson said infringements are posted out via mail and not emailed unless you are stopped by the police and supply an email address and agree to the infringement being emailed to you.

“If you receive an email stating that you have an unpaid infringement do not download any files, click on links or provide any financial information, delete the email and make a report via the https://www.acorn.gov.auwebsite.”

Fraud remains one of the few crime categories growing in the command; in the 12-months leading up to June 2017, there were 274 incidents of fraud reported to Bathurst police, compared to 216 the year before.