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Police warn motorists of fake emails from fraudsters claiming they have been caught speeding

COPS yesterday warned motorists of a speeding scam where fraudsters demand money from people through a fake speeding ticket.

A bogus email was sent to victims from people claiming to be from the Government or the police, in an attempt to extort money from them claiming they were caught speeding.

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The scam email claiming to be from Greater Manchester Police[/caption]

The letter, headed Notice of Intended Prosecution and featuring a gov.uk logo, reads: “In accordance with Section One of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 we hereby inform you that it is intended to take proceedings against the driver of motor vehicle.

“The email is part of GMP notification service.”

Police in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire advised motorists to be alert to the scam and pointed out how it was clearly a fake email.

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: “A legitimate Notice of Intended Prosecution would never display the GOV.UK logo.

“The Road Traffic Act 1988 states that the notice must be served 14 days after the alleged offence in the form of a physical letter sent via first class post.

“A NIP sent from Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary would always display the CTC unit’s logo and contact details.”

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