Fraudsters are sending out emails to people in Gedling borough purporting to be from a legitimate company called UK Parking Control LTD (UKPC) that claim you have a parking ticket.
The convincing looking emails entitled “Parking Charge Reminder” claim you have parked on one of UKPC’s client’s private land.
The bottom of the email asks victims to click on “payment options and photos” for more information – a link that is likely to contain malware.
A spokesman for Action Fraud said: “If you receive one of these emails, delete it, do not download the attachment – report it to us”
The emails contain randomly generated reference numbers and quote a charge of £90. UKPC have received hundreds of calls today from worried recipients and have confirmed that they would never contact people in this way.