Action Fraud has received thousands of reports about fake emails purporting to be from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) that claim you were caught speeding.
Analysis of the reports shows the emails have been sent by cyber criminals to victims across the UK and not just in the GMP area.
The emails claim that GMP are notifying you about a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) and have photographic evidence that you failed to adhere to the speed limit at specific date, time and location.
This is or course not true, but it goes on to say that because you have been named as a driver of the vehicle you have a legal obligation to comply with the provisions of the notice.
The aim of these emails is to get you to click on the link to “check the photographic evidence” which is likely to lead to malware.
NIP’s are never sent by email, they are always sent through the post using a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) registered address.
Following enquiries from GMP, the website used to send these spam emails has been shut down. Although no further emails are being sent by fraudsters we suspect thousands of victims might have one sitting in their inbox.
If you have receive one, don’t click on any attachments, delete it and report it to us.