Metro asks public to be wary of ‘traffic division’ email scam | #phishing | #scams


Wed, Aug 11, 2021 (6:20 p.m.)

Authorities are alerting the public to be vigilant of email scammers posing as Metro Police after an attempt was reported Wednesday. 

The agency tweeted a photo of the alleged scheme asking the person reporting it to click on a link to supposed traffic camera footage, which read:

 “On Jun 16, 2021 at 10:18 a.m., your car was filmed driving above the legal speed limit. To see the speed camera footage, click the link policecamera. You can appeal this ticket within 7 days.”

It concludes, “Sincerely, The Traffic Division.”

Metro’s Traffic Bureau Twitter account noted Metro “will never send an email like this” and that Nevada does not use red-light cameras. 

Metro spokesperson Misael Parra told the Sun the matter appears to be an isolated incident. Parra said the agency was contacted by a citizen to let them know the email seemed suspicious.

Parra said the public should avoid opening any suspicious emails, as they could contain a computer virus or phishing scam. 

Any emails believed to be fraudulent, Parra said, should be reported to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

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