Uniform Traffic Ticket

UPDATE: Nina GolgowskI, of CNN did a great job of exposing this scam in her article “NY troopers warn of e-mail hoax ticket and computer virus” and was also kind enough to mention ScamTrends.com in the write up. Thank you Nina :).

Guys please be on the lookout for this scam, we see it popping up ever so often.

[alert style=”danger”]From: Police agency, no-replyzhuph @ policeagency .com
Subject: UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET
File attached: Ticket.zip (12.9 KB)

Body:

New York State — Department of Motor Vehicles

UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET

POLICE AGENCY

NEW YORK STATE POLICE

Local Police Code

THE PERSON DESCRIBED ABOVE IS CHARGED AS FOLLOWS

Time: 7:25 AM

Date of Offense: 07/02/2011

IN VIOLATION OF NYS V AND T LAW

Description of Violation:

SPEED OVER 55 ZONE

TO PLEAD, PRINT OUT THE ENCLOSED TICKET AND SEND IT TO TOWN COURT, CHATAM HALL., PO BOX 117

Sample:

Sample Uniform Traffic Ticket Spoof

Sample Uniform Traffic Ticket Spoof

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237 comments
Todd
Todd

LMAO when I got this.I Can not believe that in this day and age,one person could be so gulible.lmao

JD Allen
JD Allen

The full eddress does not appear in my message--so allow me to make it clear that the ending IS @nypd.gov JDA.

JD Allen
JD Allen

I have received a demand for payment, related to a fraudulent accusation of a traffic infringement--as with the instances cited above, However, the eddress or origination appears realistically credible. This, I think is very scary. The message is titled "Uniform traffic ticket." This eddress is: "New York Police Dep." I don't know of an instance where a scam has been run from a (supposedly) .gov origination. As with other receivers, I was NOT in NYC on the date that is cited--as i live in California. JDA.

Dan
Dan

got this ticket and dont live in new york must be a realy good radar gun to get me in Wisconsin

Scam Watcher
Scam Watcher

lol, good one @ "really good radar gun" .. thanks for leaving a comment :)

Ted Henery
Ted Henery

...and the email I got is from Pakistan !!

John S
John S

I received the same e-mail from @nypd.gov. There were about 15 other e-mail addresses in the To: line so I figured it was a scam. Besides I'm in Japan so it was a no-brainer. Wish I could send something back to them to crash their system just to teach them a lesson. Idiots

John
John

I recvd something similar, but from the Seattle Police Department. Everything else was essentially the same. Knew it was bogus immediately - I have never been to Seattle.

Kelsey G
Kelsey G

This is awful! I got it, opened it, and was freaking out. I couldn't figure it out. Finally I just searched online and found this. Dang it.

Kelsey G
Kelsey G

This is awful! I got it, opened it, and was freaking out. I couldn't figure it out. Finally I just searched online and found this. Dang it.

Scotty
Scotty

Got this. Emailed DMV, confirmed my suspicions and ignored the email. How can I nail these folks?

Scotty
Scotty

Got this. Emailed DMV, confirmed my suspicions and ignored the email.

How can I nail these folks?

Sara Pilalas
Sara Pilalas

I've receicved 3 of these emails throughout the month of October. Ironic because I actually got pulled over on 7/2/11

Sara Pilalas
Sara Pilalas

I've receicved 3 of these emails throughout the month of October. Ironic because I actually got pulled over on 7/2/11

Leigh
Leigh

Just been to NY last month but now back in UK. Received 2 of these now, almost fell for it until I noticed the date.

Leigh
Leigh

Just been to NY last month but now back in UK. Received 2 of these now, almost fell for it until I noticed the date.

Jason
Jason

Yes I got this scam. I did not open it. Thanks for the heads up. I was about to call the New York State DMV. Hope you find who is doing this and why. Thanks Jason

Jason
Jason

Yes I got this scam. I did not open it. Thanks for the heads up. I was about to call the New York State DMV. Hope you find who is doing this and why. Thanks Jason

Mark
Mark

I copy/pasted the whole thing and sent it to yahoo reporting it for abuse. I have NEVER been to New York (Nor do i WANT to go there) AND I have time cards from work prvoing I was in Denver at athe time of the ticket. I Initially thought it was a identity theft thing going til i sent all my proof on a reply message and got failure notice. Then i got a 2nd email regarding it and sent that off to yahoo

Mark
Mark

I copy/pasted the whole thing and sent it to yahoo reporting it for abuse. I have NEVER been to New York (Nor do i WANT to go there) AND I have time cards from work prvoing I was in Denver at athe time of the ticket. I Initially thought it was a identity theft thing going til i sent all my proof on a reply message and got failure notice. Then i got a 2nd email regarding it and sent that off to yahoo

JAH1980
JAH1980

I have received TWO of these e-mails now and as I have NEVER been to NY in my entire life I automatically assumed this to be a scam. I have attempted to find a place to inform NY but...to no avail.

JAH1980
JAH1980

I have received TWO of these e-mails now and as I have NEVER been to NY in my entire life I automatically assumed this to be a scam. I have attempted to find a place to inform NY but...to no avail.

Jim
Jim

I got this email and I live in Calif. Deleted it right away after a quick search. I didn't even try to open the attachment.

Jim
Jim

I got this email and I live in Calif. Deleted it right away after a quick search. I didn't even try to open the attachment.

Robert J. LaConte
Robert J. LaConte

I too, got this email and was taken aback. Unfortunately I reacted before I investigated. I sent an email to nys dept of mv and later went to look for the address of the court and found this message. Hope they catch the culprits.

Robert J. LaConte
Robert J. LaConte

I too, got this email and was taken aback. Unfortunately I reacted before I investigated. I sent an email to nys dept of mv and later went to look for the address of the court and found this message. Hope they catch the culprits.

Joni
Joni

Just got this today! HAHAHHAHAHHA Dummy's I have never been to New York and neither has my car! Hahahhahahaha ya must think that I am stupid!

Joni
Joni

Just got this today! HAHAHHAHAHHA Dummy's I have never been to New York and neither has my car! Hahahhahahaha ya must think that I am stupid!

Jeff Dean
Jeff Dean

If you unfortunately have opened this attachment and got the virus DON'T DESPAIR. I'll walk you through how to get rid of it without wiping your operating system. Hit your power button and power down. Start your puter and insert a WINDOWS DISK, either you bootable disk or a regular Windows Disk. Bring your system up in SAFE MODE. Hit control + alt + delete and bring up your task manager. Select Applications folder. At the bottom you'll see 3 buttons. One of them is NEW TASK. Click that. You'll get a tiny window, type in restore and run it. you'll get a window with 5 icons in it. One of them is a blue computer with a green arrow pointing at it and a clock overlaid at the top. Click that. This runs your SYSTEM RESTORE and allows you to set you computer back. You'll get a calendar and just set it back one day and run it.

Jeff Dean
Jeff Dean

If you unfortunately have opened this attachment and got the virus DON'T DESPAIR. I'll walk you through how to get rid of it without wiping your operating system.

Hit your power button and power down.
Start your puter and insert a WINDOWS DISK, either you bootable disk or a regular Windows Disk. Bring your system up in SAFE MODE.

Hit control + alt + delete and bring up your task manager. Select Applications folder. At the bottom you'll see 3 buttons. One of them is NEW TASK. Click that.

You'll get a tiny window, type in restore and run it.

you'll get a window with 5 icons in it. One of them is a blue computer with a green arrow pointing at it and a clock overlaid at the top. Click that.

This runs your SYSTEM RESTORE and allows you to set you computer back. You'll get a calendar and just set it back one day and run it.

Geechee
Geechee

Received the same email, however my spam filter caught it. It was supposed to be from a city in NY I have never visited. How dumb do they think people are?

Geechee
Geechee

Received the same email, however my spam filter caught it. It was supposed to be from a city in NY I have never visited. How dumb do they think people are?

Chris
Chris

Just got this with the following address: infoyovly [@] nypolce .com

Chris
Chris

Just got this with the following address: infoyovly [@] nypolce .com

A Sutton
A Sutton

Got one today and thought it curious as I have never been anywhere in New York in my life.

A Sutton
A Sutton

Got one today and thought it curious as I have never been anywhere in New York in my life.

WM
WM

Got this twice, glad I found your website.

WM
WM

Got this twice, glad I found your website.

Scott Hammann
Scott Hammann

I have gotten several of the emails regarding the Chatham Hall ticket.

Scott Hammann
Scott Hammann

I have gotten several of the emails regarding the Chatham Hall ticket.

Lino
Lino

I am getting a lot of this scam email. I have not even seen or gone to New York all my life.

Lino
Lino

I am getting a lot of this scam email. I have not even seen or gone to New York all my life.

Andrew Davies
Andrew Davies

I just recieved this email today. Same thing, but with different look. The funny thing is that I don´t live in the US.

My suggestion is that if you ever doubt about an email like this one, don´t think it twice and delete it. There are a bunch of other scams that do look even more legit than this one, like the Fedex/UPS one. So be advised.

Andrew Davies
Andrew Davies

I just recieved this email today. Same thing, but with different look. The funny thing is that I don´t live in the US. My suggestion is that if you ever doubt about an email like this one, don´t think it twice and delete it. There are a bunch of other scams that do look even more legit than this one, like the Fedex/UPS one. So be advised.

RS
RS

Guys I get these all the time via Yahoo mail. Go to Yahoo classic, see full headers. Copy IP received address and block it. Alternatively, block all mail received from that address or IP. Blocking their IP often works better. IT IS A SCAM, be careful, do not pay any money ever to these scammers.

RS
RS

Guys I get these all the time via Yahoo mail. Go to Yahoo classic, see full headers. Copy IP received address and block it. Alternatively, block all mail received from that address or IP. Blocking their IP often works better. IT IS A SCAM, be careful, do not pay any money ever to these scammers.

Peter Ungar
Peter Ungar

One can forward messages with attachments to

scan@virustotal.com

with SCAN in the subject line. That site will scan the attachment with about 30 antivirus programs at no charge and return the result in minutes. I sent this 2011 Oct 22nd and was shocked that half of the antivirus programs, including many which are widely used and costly, found nothing. The other half recognized the attachment as a trojan, under various names.

Peter Ungar
Peter Ungar

One can forward messages with attachments to scan@virustotal.com with SCAN in the subject line. That site will scan the attachment with about 30 antivirus programs at no charge and return the result in minutes. I sent this 2011 Oct 22nd and was shocked that half of the antivirus programs, including many which are widely used and costly, found nothing. The other half recognized the attachment as a trojan, under various names.

LG
LG

Definitely a scam. I live in New Mexico and got one of these... thanks for all the posts and fair warning. I didn't want to open the attachment in case it was a virus so I thought I'd google the NY DMV. Guess my gut feeling was correct.

LG
LG

Definitely a scam. I live in New Mexico and got one of these... thanks for all the posts and fair warning. I didn't want to open the attachment in case it was a virus so I thought I'd google the NY DMV. Guess my gut feeling was correct.

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