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January 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Seattle police warn of traffic ticket email scam

Seattle police are warning of an email regarding phony traffic tickets that has been send to hundreds of city employees.

Police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said that the email may have been sent to other email accounts.

According to Whitcomb, the email looks something like this:

Subject: SEATTLE TRAFFIC TICKET

Seattle Department of Motor Vehicles TRAFFIC TICKET SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT THE PERSON CHARGED AS FOLLOWS Time: 0:11 AM Date of Offense: 20/12/2011

SPEED OVER 50 ZONE TO PLEAD CLICK HERE AND FILL OUT THE FORM

Whitcomb said that Seattle does not have its own Department of Motor Vehicles nor does the Seattle Police Department send email notifications regarding traffic violations.

The City of Seattle is working with Microsoft to determine the origin of the email. Preliminary investigation indicates that the senders are overseas.

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