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March 29, 2016

Malware scam targets Chester County 'speeding' drivers

Software sends fake speeding ticket to Tredyffrin Township drivers via email

A malware scam that poses as a speeding ticket email is targeting drivers in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County.

Tredyffrin police are warning drivers to ignore any emails claiming to contain a speeding ticket. Police do not issue such violations via email.

The fake violations include accurate speed, time and location data that police suspect is gained from a compromised mobility or traffic phone app. The scam directs people to pay fines by clicking on a link or downloading an attachment form. Instead, malware is loaded onto the device.

The scam uses emails being sent by the address


Police in Tredyffrin, Chester County, posted this as one example of a scam letter sent to a township resident.