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Sudbury police warn of email scam involving red light camera tickets

Fraudsters have been trying to take advantage of a new way to scam people out of money: automatic tickets issued when someone runs a red light. (File) Fraudsters have been trying to take advantage of a new way to scam people out of money: automatic tickets issued when someone runs a red light. (File)
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Fraudsters have been trying to take advantage of a new way to scam people out of money: automatic tickets issued when someone runs a red light.

Recently, a Sudbury resident alerted police when they received an email demanding payment for a supposed red light traffic violation.

“Fortunately, the individual who received the fraudulent email called the City of Greater Sudbury Provincial Offences office directly to inquire as to whether the traffic violation fine was legitimate,” police spokesperson Sarah Kaelas said Friday in an email to CTV News.

“The POA then alerted Greater Sudbury Police Service. So far, this is the only one we’ve been made aware of.”

Police said residents will never be asked via email to pay a fine.

“Rather, mail will be sent directly to the registered owner’s mailing address,” Sudbury police said in a post on social media.

Recently, a Sudbury resident alerted police when they received an email demanding payment for a supposed red light traffic violation. (Sudbury Police photo, Feb. 23/24)

“Never click on links or download attachments from unsolicited messages.”

Find out more from the city’s website here.

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