Carmel police warn of traffic ticket scam


The Carmel Police Dept. is warning residents about a traffic ticket scam involving a fraudulent e-mail that attempts to collect money for a traffic violation recorded by a traffic camera at a city intersection.

Carmel does not use traffic enforcement cameras and does not issue citations via e-mail. Police warn anyone who receives this type of email to not open the attachment.

An e-mail forwarded June 7 to CPD uses what appears to be a legitimate city e-mail address. It is personally addressed to the recipient, contains details of the violation and includes a breakdown of costs, court fees and more. It also includes information on the right to appeal the citation and attachments to open to respond or appeal.

Anyone with information regarding the scam is urged to contact CPD at 317-571-2500 or 317-571-2580.