Greater Manchester Police are warning people to be on the look out for a ‘traffic offence’ scam email and not to be clicking on any links.
Detective Inspector Martin Hopkinson of GMP’s Serious Crime Division said: “Greater Manchester Police are aware of a scam email circulating informing the recipient that they have been caught speeding.
“This email id fraudulent and may ask you to give your personal or financial information to attempt to infect your computer with malware.
“Once your computer is infected with malware cyber criminals may be able to access your personal and financial information which could be used to defraud you.
“GMP would never send out correspondence via email requesting payment or fines nor will we ask for your personal or financial information.
“I would urge people to delete any such emails and ensure they always have the most up to date security software.
“GMP’s Cyber Crime Team have acted swiftly in relation to these reports and have removed the offending website which was hosted outside of the UK.”
You can report any suspicious activity direct to action fraud by ringing 0300 123 2040 or by going to the website by clicking ACTION FRAUD