City warning about fake parking emails
The City of Hamilton is warning residents to look out for fraudulent parking emails that appear to be sent by the municipality.
Several people have called the city and said, despite having already paid their parking ticket, they received an email asking them to log on to the Payticket site and pay “an amount extremely higher than the original fine.”
The city is warning residents who receive an email asking them to provide confidential information or pay a ticket to not respond or click on any links and forward the message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teranet and Royal Bank of Canada are confident there has not been a security breach in their systems, the city said in a press release.
People who receive unsolicited, suspicious emails should report the incident to Hamilton police or the city at 905-546-2489.