Scammers, claiming to be from the Victorian Government and the NSW Office of State Revenue, are targeting motorists in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and ACT by emailing fake penalty notices.

The scam is intended to fool people into paying the fine or disclosing their personal banking information.

There is also the risk that if an email attachment is opened a virus could infect your computer, providing scammers with access to personal files. 

Victoria Police never send fines by email – they are only issued on-the-spot or by post.

To check whether you have received a fine, you can contact Civic Compliance Victoria on (03) 9200 8111 (metropolitan) or 1300 369 819 (regional) 8am to 9pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)