The City of Toronto is warning of a scam in which someone is pretending to be an official asking for payment for a parking violation.
In a tweet issued Sunday, the city advised anyone who may have received a similar text to not click any links.
“If you receive a text message from the [city] asking to pay parking or speeding tickets – Do NOT click any links,” they said.
“Under no circumstances does the city send text messages for these infractions.”
A photo of a sample text reads, “You have a parking ticket from the City of Toronto that must be complete [sic] before 18-12-2022 to avoid suspension, you will received [sic] details within one hour.”
Another text containing a link follows the first.
If you receive this text, the city says to ignore and delete it. Do not provide any personal information.
In April 2022, the city warned of a nearly identical scam.
This article was originally sourced from www.CTVnews.ca