North Yorkshire Police has issued a warning about false notice of intended prosecution letters regarding alleged speeding offences which have been emailed to customers.
The force said it was keen to alert people to the fact that these are scam communications and are not sent from their Traffic Bureau department.
A genuine NIP (Notice of Intended Prosecution, Section 172 request for driver details) is sent by first class post or recorded delivery, along with a request to identify the driver at the time of the offence. There would not be a request for any form of payment at this stage. The letter would also carry the North Yorkshire Police crest.
People are urged not to make any payment in response to these emails and not to click on any links contained.
Police are advising that if a member of the public receives a NIP and is unsure of its legitimacy, they can visit the FAQ section of the Safety Camera pages on the North Yorkshire Police website https://northyorkshire.police.uk/what-we-do/road-policing/safety-cameras/
Alternatively North Yorkshire Police Traffic Bureau can be contacted via email TrafficBureau@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or by dialling 01904 618968 Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.