Scam Email Alert

Alert message sent 06/10/2020 12:39:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

A Sherborne resident has received a scam email purporting to be from HM Courts & Tribunals Service.

The scam e-mail states that a Penalty Charge Notice has been issued against the recipient and requests a payment by clicking on a link provided in the e-mail.

This is a known scam. If you receive such an email, do not click on any links provided. Genuine penalty charge notices are sent in the post, issued by hand or applied to the windscreen of a vehicle.

What should you do if you’ve received a scam email?

Do not click on any links in the scam email.
Do not reply to the email or contact the senders in any way.
If you have clicked on a link in the email, do not supply any information on the website that may open.
Do not open any attachments that arrive with the email.
If you think you may have compromised the safety of your bank details and/or have lost money due to fraudulent misuse of your cards, you should immediately contact your bank.

#PCSO6269 #PCSO6217 #PCSO5363 #SherbornePolice

The reported scam email is below:


From: "HM Courts & Tribunals Service" <>
To: "" <>
Sent: Fri, 2 Oct 2020 at 17:42
Subject: Your fixed penality notice Ref: YYJ18488219911

Total cost:
For the following: the use of a vehicle on a road in the charging area which a charging scheme applies without payment of the appropriate charge, at the date  and timestarted below

Date: 26.09.2020
Time: 16:24 PM
If you do not respond before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date of service of this notice a charge certificate may be issued which would increase the penalty charge to £48.96 GBP.
Failure to then pay the increased penalty charge may result in the outstanding balance being registered as a debt in the County Court
You have 14 days beginning with the date of service of this notice to pay the discounted penalty charge of £12.24. if this is not paid by 15/10/2020 then the full penalty charge of £24.48 is payable.

Penalty Charge Notice Number:
Automated payment reference:
How to pay your Penalty Charge
To pay by Credit or Debit Card
1. Click here to pay by card online & click on Pay a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
Click here to pay
This is the quickest and easiest way to pay and receive a receipt as your payment is immediately credited to Charge Notice
Contact Centre
1.Telephone 0343 222 3331 (temporarily unavailable)


#PCSO6269 #PCSO6217 #PCSO5363 #SherbornePolice #ScamEmail
Message sent by
Mark Jones (Dorset Police, PCSO 6269, Sherborne Rural)

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