An email scam in the form of a “notice of intended prosecution” from Greater Manchester Police has spread to Lincolnshire.
Police have warned that the emails, with supposed details of a speeding offence, contain a link which could put users at risk of having their online banking details compromised.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “Fraudsters are sending out emails with with supposed details of a speeding offence. “It is believed that a link to ‘check the photographic evidence’ will take the victim to Banking Trojan which is involved in stealing online banking details.
“As the image shows the fake notice is convincing.
“However, certain details indicate that it is fraudulent as the recipient was probably not in the area at that time and there is no vehicle registration.
“There are general ways you can protect yourself such as having up-to-date virus protection is essential, although it will not always prevent you from becoming infected.
“If you are ever in doubt, call the agency on a verified number or contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.