Warning over AFP 'traffic infringement' email scam

A scam email pretending to be the Australian Federal Police is attempting to con unwitting recipients they have outstanding fines for traffic infringements.

The AFP has moved to warn Australians who may have received the message, sharing an image on Twitter of one of the counterfeit emails.

The tweet reminds road users they can only receive traffic fines via their postal address.

"The AFP does not issue traffic fines via email. Please delete the email from your inbox and your deleted folder," the tweet read.

The example email shows the sender claiming the licence holder has an outstanding fine of $198.45 with links to view the email in your internet browser or download the infringement notice.

If clicking further links within such emails, the computer's security could be breached.

The AFP have warned recipients to delete the email. Source: Getty