CONWAY — Police are warning residents about a scam taking place on the Seacoast in which people are being told by email they need to pay various bogus driving infractions.
"This is a scam, and I would like to let the Conway area residents know about it in the event that it makes its way up here," said Conway Police Lt. Chris Mattei.
"We would like to remind the public that if they receive any items through the post office or electronic mail that appear questionable, they should feel free to contact their local police department for advice.
"There are many scams targeting the public, especially our elderly community." Mattei said.
"We ask that everyone use caution, and if something looks and feels suspect, please investigate before you take action. Many of these scams are orchestrated by individuals operating from outside the United States, so tracking them down is very difficult, and charging them with a crime is often times impossible due to the lack of jurisdiction," he said.
"We ask that when you receive a request for any type of payment, take a moment to think about the validity of that request and if you have any questions please reach out for guidance on how to proceed," Mattei said.
The Exeter Police Department posted an "alert" on its Facebook page.
"The following is a scam that has just come to our attention," it said. "A citizen received an email with what appeared to be a generic DMV traffic ticket notice requesting payment via embedded links (photo attached). This is NOT REAL — It is highly advised that recipients of such an email DO NOT click on any links."
To contact Conway Police Department, call (603) 356-5715 (dispatch).