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Florida Officials Warn Of Email Traffic Ticket Scam

MGN Online

Florida transportation officials are alerting residents emails asking for traffic violation payments are a scam.

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles says a company is sending out emails demanding payment of fraudulent traffic tickets. The emails threaten late penalties if recipients don’t pay.

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Officials caution residents not to respond or make a payment because the company is not affiliated with the agency.

Residents can direct suspicious-looking emails to their local court clerk or the state’s motor vehicle department.

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Sarah Mueller is the first recipient of the WFSU Media Capitol Reporting Fellowship. She’ll be covering the 2017 Florida legislative session and recently earned her master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting at the University of Illinois Springfield. Sarah was part of the Illinois Statehouse press corps as an intern for NPR Illinois in 2016. When not working, she enjoys playing her yellow lab, watching documentaries and reading memoirs.