CARMEL, Ind. – The Carmel Police Department is warning residents of a scam that uses an email to try and collect money for a “traffic violation” recorded by a “traffic camera” at a city intersection.
The city of Carmel does not use traffic enforcement cameras and does not issue citations by email.
Police say the email is a fraud and may be part of a wider scam targeting motorists in Carmel.
Police warn that if you receive this email, do not open the attachment.
The email uses what appears to be an address from a legitimate city source. It is personally addressed to the recipient, contains “details of the violation” and includes a breakdown of costs for the violation, court fees and the total cost of the ticket. The email also includes a sentence of a right to appeal the citation; and attachments to open in order to respond or appeal.
An investigation is underway to determine the source of the scam.
If you receive such an email, you’re asked to report it to Carmel police by calling 317-571-2500 or 571-2580.