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Scam: "Uniform Traffic Ticket "

8/18/2011

The New York State Police Computer Crime Unit is issuing a warning about the new release of a hoax e-mail that purports to be a Uniform Traffic Ticket from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles issued by the New York State Police. This e-mail is not from the State Police or the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The hoax e-mail requests that the recipient open an attached zip file, allegedly a copy of the traffic ticket to fill out and send to a town court. The zip file is believed to contain a computer virus and is currently being analyzed by the State Police Computer Forensics Lab.

The e-mail subject line may contain the title "UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET." The following is a copy of the suspect e-mail:  

New York State - Department of Motor Vehicles
UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET

POLICE AGENCY
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Local Police Code

THE PERSON DESCRIBED ABOVE IS CHARGED AS FOLLOWS

Time
7:25 AM

Date of Offense
07/05/2011

IN VIOLATION OF

Description of Violation
SPEED OVER 55 ZONE

TO PLEAD, PRINT OUT THE ENCLOSED TICKET AND SEND IT TO TOWN COURT, CHATAM HALL., PO BOX 117