Fraudsters are sending out emails purporting to be from a legitimate company called UK Parking Control LTD (UKPC) that claim you have a parking ticket.
The convincing looking emails entitled “Parking Charge Reminder” claim you have parked on one of UKPC’s client’s private land.
The bottom of the email asks victims to click on “payment options and photos” for more information – a link that is likely to contain malware.
The emails contain randomly generated reference numbers and quote a charge of £90. UKPC have received hundreds of calls todate from worried recipients and have confirmed that they would never contact people in this way.
If you receive one of these emails, delete it, do not download the attachment and report it to Action Fraud at the contact details below.
If you have been affected by this, or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling
0300 123 2040, or by using the online reporting tool at www.actionfraud.police.uk