Email Scam Alert
Published on 07 June 2018
Snowy Valleys’ community members are advised to immediately delete any “Council Issued” parking or other infringement notices received via email.
Scammers are at it again, emailing fake speeding fines, parking fines and other types of infringements to consumers claiming to be Snowy Valleys Council or from Revenue NSW.
Snowy Valleys Council Ranger, Mel Wilkerson is advising community members to stay alert and beware of fake parking and traffic tickets being emailed to local residents.
“Recently we have received several calls regarding email fines that have links directly to Snowy Valleys Council. I assure you Snowy Valleys Council fines are only issued on the spot or by post. We do not send via email,” Mr Wilkerson said.
The emails often look genuine and use what look to be genuine internet addresses, logos and graphics.
If you open the email by accident, do not download any attachments do not click on any links and do not to reply to the emails.
The scam is designed to trick people into paying money or giving out personal and banking information such as bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers. There is also a risk of an internet virus infection.
Anyone in doubt after receiving a suspect email from Revenue NSW should call Revenue NSW on 1300 138 118.
Anyone in doubt after receiving a suspect email from Snow Valleys Council is urged to contact Council on 02 6941 2555.