Warning Issued Over Speeding Penalty Scam

Police have issued a warning to the public to be aware of a speeding penalty scam in England.

No reports of the scam have been received in NI, however the PSNI is warning people to be vigilant after an official-looking form is being emailed to drivers stating that their vehicle has been recorded driving in excess of a speed limit.

It also states where the alleged offence took place.
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Inspector Rosie Leech said: "Genuine speeding penalties in Northern Ireland will always be sent by post to the address of the registered car owner – never by email.

"If you are concerned you have received a bogus speeding penalty, you can contact the PSNI Fixed Penalty Office at the following number: 028 90 922 751."


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