Spokane Police Department warns community about new internet scams

Spokane Police Department warns community about new internet scams
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There are some new internet scams showing up in Spokane that the police department would like the community to know about.

Scam #1:

Citizens are receiving an email notification claiming that they owe the Department of Transportation money for a red light ticket. However, the DOT does not issue tickets.

The text file associated with the email shows a link to “Microransom.”

Any red light violation in Spokane would be sent via the United States Postal Service not via email.

If you have any questions about receiving a photo red ticket you may contact the Spokane Police Department at 509.625.4181 or email inquiries to photored@spokanepolice.org.

Scam #2:

Citizens are receiving emails with fake claims from EZ-Pass of a toll owed for an “Express Lane and Bridge Crossings” violation. Spokane does not have roadways requiring a toll.

Any bill for this violation would be sent to the vehicle’s registered owner via the United States Postal Service and not via email.

If you have any questions about receiving an express lane violation you may contact Washington State Department of Transportation at 866.936.8246 or email inquiries to mygoodtogo.com.

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