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People in Gedling borough warned over fake ‘penalty charge’ emails

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Scammers are targeting people in Gedling borough with fake ‘penalty charge’ emails which lead to phishing websites designed to steal personal information.

Action Fraud said the fake emails are purporting to be from the HM Courts and Tribunals Service.

The emails state the recipient has been issued a £25 penalty charge for “the use of vehicle on a road in the charging area which a charging scheme applies without payment of the appropriate charge”.

The links provided in the emails lead to genuine-looking websites phishing websites that are designed to steal personal and financial information.

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Action Fraud is urging people to report any suspicious emails on report@phishing.gov.uk

Speaking on Twitter, Action Fraud said: “Your bank or any other official organisation won’t ask you to share personal information over email or text. If you need to check that it’s a genuine message, call them directly.”

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