Bogus parking fines spark police warning

Derbyshire police are urging motorists to remain vigilant following reports of bogus parking fines.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 20th March 2014, 12:21 pm

Fraudsters are contacting victims by email claiming that they have to pay a parking fine when they have not been in the area at the time of the incident.

The email contains a suspicious attachment where victims are asked to download a form for making a payment and photographic evidence of the parking incident.

The emails originate from [email protected] and have been spoofed to make it appear as though they have been sent from These emails are not from the Ministry of Justice or GovDelivery.

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Detective Inspector Rob King, Head of the Derbyshire Economic Crime Unit said: “I would like to urge anyone that receives one of these emails not to open the attachment as it is likely to contain a virus. Instead delete the email and report the incident to Action Fraud.”

Detectives have teamed up with Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council in a bid to Stamp out Fraud in Derbyshire.

The countywide drive focuses on increasing public knowledge of different types of fraud to protect Derbyshire residents from becoming a victim of the crime.

To find out more about visit the dedicated Stamp out Fraud page at

If you think that you have been a victim of this type of fraud call 101, the non-emergency for Derbyshire police. To report a fraud call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit