N.H. cautions against email scam for fake traffic-ticket payments

Monitor staff
Monday, October 16, 2017

State officials are warning of an email scam that pretends to come from the state Division of Motor Vehicles, offering a fake “easy pay” method to deal with traffic tickets.

“Do not click on any of the links contained in the scam email as this could infect your device with malicious malware and compromise your sensitive information. Additionally, do not open any attachments contained in the suspicious emails,” said Attorney General Gordon MacDonald and Elizabeth Bieleki, director of the DMV, in a statement.

The fake email said the recipient was cited with a traffic violation and demands payment of a fine within 72 hours. The scam email contains links for “easy pay” or to contest the fine amount.

The email originates from a faked email address: “violations at citygovernment.co.gov.” 

The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles does not notify drivers of violations through email nor does it email requests for payment of fines.

To verify whether you have been cited for a traffic violation by calling the DMV at 227-4000.