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Nevada DMV warns residents about ongoing email scam

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Posted at 12:41 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 15:42:31-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — The Nevada DMV is warning motorists about a speeding ticket scam that has surfaced in the Silver State.

Hackers are sending out emails from the DMV about alleged traffic violations that can only be paid online with a credit card, according to the department.

The emails demand payment of a fine within 72 hours and contain EasyPay links to contest the citation.

However, the Nevada DMV says it does not issue traffic citations or collect fines, according to director Julie Butler.

"It's unfortunate that these criminals are posing as the DMV to scam innocent people," Butler said. "Don't click on the links. The scammers are after your personal information, and your device could be infected with malware."

Law enforcement officers write citations in Nevada and handled in municipal courts.

Nevada does not have any automated systems for traffic enforcement, and motorist are not notified of a violation by email, according to officials.

The below image is a copy of an email received by a Nevada motorist requesting payment for a traffic violation:

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