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Parking Ticket

Postby Lyric » Wed Jun 19, 2024 10:15 am

I have received overnight a SMS seeming to come from DGT reminding me of one day to pay a parking fine 35€ by card. I am not aware of illegal parking anywhere and have received no hard copy.
I am suspicious of this SMS feeling it is a scam to get my card details.
further I find the web address it redirects to as suspicious "http://srv214732.hoster-test.ru/DGT/in.php"

What does the team think ?

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Re: Parking Ticket

Postby Enrique » Wed Jun 19, 2024 10:36 am

Hi Lyric,
It's a known way to scam, Mrs E got caught out the other week with txt from Correos.
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Re: Parking Ticket

Postby El Cid » Wed Jun 19, 2024 11:58 am

I don’t think DGT normally issue parking fines. Its a local council responsibility policed by traffic wardens or at worst local police. Definitely check it out.

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Re: Parking Ticket

Postby Enrique » Wed Jun 19, 2024 12:35 pm

Hi Lyric,

Link you posted is from a non-secure site in Russia.

It is listed on a Scam site as current bad actor............... :evil:

The way it works ...... you pay the requested amount with a card and they then have your details and will use it the same day for a larger amount.

Mrs E's txt was very clever , It asked for postage for an amazon order , they had all the correct details of the order :!: , postage was low amount, paid with CC and later the card was used in Barcelona for 700euro :!: :!: , The Bank picked this up and stopped Card.... :D

So take your time answering any email /txt and if possible run it past your OH.
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Re: Parking Ticket

Postby Lyric » Wed Jun 19, 2024 12:50 pm

The ".ru" was one of the reasons I chose to ignore.
As a rule of thumb I treat with the greatest suspicion anything unsolicited asking for my card details.
Sid's comment is equally valid.
Thank you both.

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Re: Parking Ticket

Postby Manchesteral » Wed Jun 19, 2024 1:58 pm

Lyric wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 10:15 am I have received overnight a SMS seeming to come from DGT reminding me of one day to pay a parking fine 35€ by card. I am not aware of illegal parking anywhere and have received no hard copy.
I am suspicious of this SMS feeling it is a scam to get my card details.
further I find the web address it redirects to as suspicious "http://srv214732.hoster-test.ru/DGT/in.php"

What does the team think ?
99% sure it's a scam, just don't pay it! and send the message details to D V L C, they have a fraud section dedicated to this!

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Re: Parking Ticket

Postby El Cid » Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:50 pm

[quote=Manchesteral post_id=427698 time=1718801924 user_id=161949
99% sure it's a scam, just don't pay it! and send the message details to D V L C, they have a fraud section dedicated to this!
[/quote]

Why do you think the DVLC would have any interest in a Spanish driving licence holder getting a Spanish parking ticket even if it is a scam?

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Re: Parking Ticket

Postby costakid » Thu Jun 20, 2024 8:20 am

Manchesteral wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 1:58 pm
Lyric wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 10:15 am I have received overnight a SMS seeming to come from DGT reminding me of one day to pay a parking fine 35€ by card. I am not aware of illegal parking anywhere and have received no hard copy.
I am suspicious of this SMS feeling it is a scam to get my card details.
further I find the web address it redirects to as suspicious "http://srv214732.hoster-test.ru/DGT/in.php"

What does the team think ?
99% sure it's a scam, just don't pay it! and send the message details to D V L C, they have a fraud section dedicated to this!
dont waste your time on that one

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Re: Parking Ticket

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Jun 20, 2024 1:06 pm

Who are DVLC? if you mean DVLA then agree with costakid & el cid - they would not be interested in foreign scams (and not really in UK ones!)
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Re: Parking Ticket

Postby Lyric » Thu Jun 20, 2024 2:19 pm

Seems that Correos want me to stump up for delivery of a parcel too, same web site, blocked the number.

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Re: Parking Ticket

Postby Manchesteral » Sat Jun 22, 2024 10:07 pm

El Cid wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:50 pm [quote=Manchesteral post_id=427698 time=1718801924 user_id=161949
99% sure it's a scam, just don't pay it! and send the message details to D V L C, they have a fraud section dedicated to this!
Why do you think the DVLC would have any interest in a Spanish driving licence holder getting a Spanish parking ticket even if it is a scam?

Sid
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I misread the text and assumed it was from U K !

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Re: Parking Ticket

Postby Manchesteral » Mon Jul 15, 2024 5:59 pm

El Cid wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:50 pm [quote=Manchesteral post_id=427698 time=1718801924 user_id=161949
99% sure it's a scam, just don't pay it! and send the message details to D V L C, they have a fraud section dedicated to this!
Why do you think the DVLC would have any interest in a Spanish driving licence holder getting a Spanish parking ticket even if it is a scam?

Sid
[/quote]

Unfortunately sid, if you don't get the implications I'm not going to explain them to you!


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