ACT Policing will begin sending Traffic, Criminal and Parking Infringement Notices via email following the introduction of new capabilities for officers.
When someone is issued with an infringement notice, they will be asked if they would like it to be provided via email or hard copy. If they choose the email option, they will be asked to provide their email address.
If an email address is incorrect or false, a hard copy of the infringement will be sent to the address listed on their driver’s licence.
A printed card will also be provided to the person issued the infringement, which will outline the offence, date, time and location.
It is important to note that email infringements from ACT Policing will not request payment via a link in the email.
Infringements from ACT Policing will:
- Be sent from an official AFP email address
- Include a digital version of the infringement notice (or notices)
- List the details the person provided to police when they were stopped
Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations, Station Sergeant Marcus Boorman said although individuals will be expecting fines via email, the public still needs to exercise caution when opening infringement emails.
“The recipients of legitimate traffic infringement notices from ACT Policing will be expecting them.”
“However, make sure you read through the email to ensure it is legitimate. All infringements will be sent from an official AFP email address and include a digital version of the infringement notices,” Station Sergeant Boorman said.
“If you receive an email from ACT Policing that asks for payment and includes any links, it’s spam.”
Previously, ACT Policing issued Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) on the spot or via the mail.
If you believe you have been a victim of a scam infringement email, report it to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).
For more information about scams and how to protect yourself, visit the Scamwatch website at https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/