Police warn Hertfordshire motorists about speeding ticket scam

PUBLISHED: 13:13 27 October 2017

Police are warning residents about a speeding scam email. Picture credit: CTC.

Police are warning residents about a speeding scam email. Picture credit: CTC.


The police are warning Hertfordshire motorists about a speeding ticket scam that is currently circulating online.

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Cameras, Tickets and Collisions (CTC) has said a bogus email is being sent to residents claiming they owe money after being caught speeding.

The fictitious document appears to have been sent by police, but a CTC spokesman confirmed a legitimate Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) would never display the ‘gov.uk’ logo.

She added: “If you receive an email of this nature, do not click on any links within the body of the email text and instead take a screen shot of it before reporting it directly to Action Fraud.”

An NIP sent from Hertfordshire Constabulary and other police forces would always display the CTC unit’s logo and contact details.

The notice must also be served within 14 days of the alleged offence in the form of a physical letter sent via first class post.

More news stories

Yesterday, 19:00

Visitor and traders’ early reactions to St Albans’ highly -debated Christmas winter wonderland event have proved a mixed bag.

Yesterday, 17:06

Police are warning residents against deliberately leaving their cars unlocked to stop property damage.

Yesterday, 14:15

Village shoppers will be rewarded for staying local as part of a new loyalty scheme.

Yesterday, 13:00

A new healthcare facility has been opened at St Albans City Hospital by the district mayor Rosemary Farmer.


I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

Digital Edition

Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards