Fraudsters are sending a second wave of UK Ministry of Justice scam emails that claim your vehicle was parked on private property.
The scammers are at it again and have repurposed a scam email campaign that we alerted to in March with spoofed headers to make it appear as though they have been sent from justice.gov.uk.
The emails claim your vehicle was parked on someone’s property and you didn't pay your parking charge with additional information attached. The attachment is likely to contain a virus that will infect your computer.
These emails are not from the Ministry of Justice and vary with changed dates, times and case numbers. If you receive one of these emails, delete it, do not download the attachment and report it to us.
A typical scam email reads like this:
Subject: REMINDER NOTICE DO NOT IGNORE
Please print attached form and fax it to +44 020 5604 9003
Your vehicle was recorded parked on our Clients Private Property driveways on the 15.05.2014 and remained on site for 2 hour 23 min. A notice was sent to you on 10.04.2014 which gave 28 days to pay full PARKING CHARGE or challenge the issue.
The amount of £77.00 is now due if payment not received within 28 days, an additional 40.00 administration charge will be incurred. Failure to pay the full outstanding balance within 14 days of the date of this notice could result in the outstanding balance being registered as a debt against you. You will also become liable for additional costs and interest invoiced. Your ability to obtain credit in the future could be affected.
Check attached document for more information.
We are holding photographic evidence on file to support this claim.
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To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.