City warn­ing about fake park­ing emails

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

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 payt­ick­ets@ter­anet.ca.

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.

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