State Police Warn Of Traffic Ticket Scam

By WBNG News

State Police Warn Of Traffic Ticket Scam

July 7, 2011 Updated Jul 7, 2011 at 2:12 AM EST

Albany, NY (WBNG Binghamton) New York State Police say someone is sending out an e-mail claiming to be a uniform traffic ticket.

It looks as if it was issued by state police and sent by the state's Department of Motor Vehicles, but it's not.

Troopers say when people go to open the attached zip file, an unknown virus could be downloaded to their computer.

State police are currently analyzing what type of virus this might be.

In the meantime, troopers urge you to use anti-virus software and firewalls.

They also say to only open e-mails from trusted senders, to regularly change your passwords, to only visit trusted websites, and backup your most important files to external storage.

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