2015-02-25 / Features

Beware Fake ‘NYC Finance’ eMails

Law enforcement officials are warning New Yorkers to beware a team of scam artists who are trying to bait residents into giving up personal and financial information by sending emails that resemble authentic city parking ticket payment requests.

Officials said the emails are sent through an account with a legitimate-looking “finance.nyc.gov” address that may contain links to fake websites where motorists are asked to provide personal or financial information that is then used or sold to other individuals involved in identity theft.

Motorists and residents who want to check on the status of a valid parking ticket  are urged to visit www.nyc.gov/finance, the legitimate website of the New York City Department of Finance.

–Liz Goff

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