City warns of fine scam

THE City of Perth has warned people not to be duped by an email demanding payment for a fake parking infringement.

A city spokesperson said they’d been “notified that several people have received a fraudulent email that appears to be an infringement notice from ‘City Council’.”

The scam email claims the infringement is in relation to the Road Safety Road Rules 2009, but that legislation is from Victoria and is about overtaking bicycles not parking.

The phoney notice gives people five days to make an online payment of $87.37 for parking over time.

The city are a bit more forgiving and give you 28 days to pay $60 if you park over time, though some of their offences have far steeper penalties: On Anzac Day council rangers issued $200 fines to hundreds of people attending the dawn service in King’s Park for parking “during a period prohibited by a sign”.

After much complaint, the council announced the fines wouldn’t be enforced.

The city’s reported the scam email to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network.

If you receive one notify WA ScamNet.

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