WARNING: Think twice before paying that infringement notice

A NEW scam is on Queensland Police's radar, in the form of fake traffic infringement notices.

Emails being sent to drivers appear to be legitimate infringement notices, police have warned.

"Any person receiving an infringement notice from police through email or on their telephone who are concerned about the legitimacy of the infringement notice should remember that the Queensland Police Service only send Q Notices (etickets) to persons who they have intercepted and spoken to face to face," Senior Constable Candice Strain said.

"In such instances, the person will be asked if they are prepared to accept the infringement through email or on their mobile telephone (smart device)."

Anyone who has received an email or phone message but have not had contact with police is warned not to open any links or attachments in the email and delete the message.

If you have opened the malicious file or have fallen victim to the scam, it is recommended that you report the matter through Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

If you have recently had face-to-face contact with a Queensland Police Officer and are uncertain of the authenticity of the infringement notice email, please contact Policelink on 131 444.

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