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City of Brampton warns drivers and vehicle owners of Automated Speed Enforcement penalty scam

​BRAMPTON, ON – The City of Brampton is warning drivers and vehicle owners about a potential text message scam involving Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) monitoring (photo radar).

Reports indicate that text messages advising of a fine for a speeding violation are being sent.  These messages also include a link directing to a website where the penalty can be paid. The City has notified Peel Regional Police Cyber Division of the malicious web address included in the message to take further action.  

ASE fines are never sent by text message. Fines are only issued by mail to the address to which the vehicle licence plate is registered. To pay a fine online, an individual must visit the City of Brampton website, as the City does not solicit third-party websites for penalty payments. 

Individuals who receive this text message should not click on any links and are encouraged to report it to Peel Regional Police by visiting their nearest station. Such fraud reports are not taken over the phone.

For more information about fraud and scams, visit Fraud and Scams - Peel Regional Police (​.​

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