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Virginia State Police warn of “automated ticket” scam

By Community Member | September 18, 2017 9:33 pm

Virginia State Police is warning all Virginias of an email scam that revolves around traffic tickets.

Police have learned of a scam through emails that a person has received an “automated traffic ticket” from the state police. Virginia State Police does not use or issue digital/automated traffic tickets or summonses.

Anyone receiving such an email should delete it and not click on any links provided in the email. The email scam is just one of numerous tactics used by scammers to harass individuals under the guise of being Virginia State Police.

Virginia State Police reminds all individuals to delete emails that come from an unknown email address, individual, or organization. For more information or to report a scam, visit www.usa.gov/scams-and-frauds.