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Breaking News - Fake Fines

By JordanBrowzer 09 Jul 2019

Breaking News

We have been made aware of reports that a number of people have received bogus fines issued by individuals purporting to be Police Officers or Parking Attendants.

The scammers approach victims in their vehicles to inform them that they have either broken the speed limit or have been parked illegally. The scammers may then pressure for on the spot payment of the fine either by cash or credit/debit card. The victim's card can sometimes be kept by the scammer.

If you are unsure/suspicious, never make payment until you have questioned the validity of the fine via Sheffield City Council. If you card is ever retained make sure you inform your bank.

Help?

If you've been targeted you can report a phishing attempt, fraud and cybercrime to Action Fraud.

If you think you have been the victim of a scam, or would like further advice and support please contact Hallam Union Advice Centre immediately via email or on 0114 2254148.

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