I hate to see people getting taken advantage of. Scammers would generally tend to target the elderly but it seems that in the last couple of years the gloves have come off and now they're coming after everybody and anybody. Today I received the email below and after looking at it for a brief second and thinking to myself... Did I run a red light? It dawned on me that on the 24th I was travelling by airplane, as a matter of fact I was on two different airplanes so unless they installed red light cameras in the sky and charged every passenger for the pilots negligence there is a pretty good chance this is a scam. I especially like how they make this email gender neutral with the Mr/ Mrs. Fuentes reference. If you received this I hope you didn't fall for this ridiculous scam and if you did received this make sure you send it to all of our friends so they are aware.

 

Message intended for: Mikey Fuentes

Mr./Ms. Fuentes, our traffic cameras recorded you running a red light on July 24, 2020. As such, you have been charged with a traffic citation.

You may contest this citation in court, or pay the fine online at gov-co.com/citations/payonline. You may do so no sooner than August 6, 2020, and no later than August 10, 2020.

 

Thank you for your attention,
Department of Transportation