City of Hattiesburg Warns Residents of Email Scam
This is a press release from the city of Hattiesburg.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Today, a Hattiesburg resident made city officials aware of an email scam regarding parking tickets.
According to Kermas Eaton, city clerk, all tickets issued by the City of Hattiesburg’s Parking Division are paper. “Notice will not be delivered electronically,” he said.
City of Hattiesburg officials remind all residents to pay careful attention to any email or phone correspondence that asks for personal information.
Content of the email included:
From: City Traffic Enforcement <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Parking Ticket #987111298
You received a parking ticket!
26-141 – Unattended vehicle
Requires a court appearance
Parking ticket #PTD987111247
Get parking ticket
To pay your parking ticket, download your ticket and choose one of 2 convenient ways:
Pay by Visa or Mastercard, $2 processing fee.
By phone (automated system)
Pay by Visa or Mastercard