BEWARE! Do Not Fall For This Popular Email Scam!
Internet scammers will do anything to trick you, and sometimes it is easier to fall into their trap than one may think.
Yesterday, I received an email from The Department of Transportation. (Or at least, that's what the email said.)
The email explained that traffic cameras recorded me running a red light on May 9th. Oddly, I had no memory of doing so!
The email went on to say that I was being charged with a traffic citation, and if I did not pay the fine between May 22nd and May 26th, my presence would be required in court.
I'm not going to lie when I first received notification of the email; I did panic, but that was because I drove past a cop on my way home yesterday. I was going *a bit* over the speed limit but (thankfully) wasn't stopped.
So, naturally, when I saw the email from the Department of Transportation, I assumed it had to be connected to my lead foot issue earlier.
Luckily, we have numerous pieces of training at work about internet scams, so I wasn't too quick to click the link in the email.
Too many things didn't add up. First of all, the email was sent to my work email, not a personal one. Odd...
As far as I'm aware, real red light citations are sent through the mail. Plus, you get at least 30 days to pay them, not just 4.
In summary, this is my PSA to Kat Kountry 105 listeners. Be smart. Be aware, and don't fall victim to a red light or any of these popular scams below.