Grandville PD warns of speeding ticket email scam

The Grandville Police Department . (Courtesy: cityofgrandville.com)

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — Residents are warned to watch out for scam emails from someone asking for money to pay a speeding ticket.

The Grandville Police Department said a citizen received an email earlier this month with a subject line of “Your fine for speeding.” The email says there is a traffic camera that detected the speeding violation. The message also gives a fine amount with a deadline to pay it.

The same citizen received a second email advising them of traffic court regarding the unpaid sum from the first email, police said.

Grandville police said it doesn’t have traffic cameras and the 59th District Court does not conduct business through email.

Michigan law does not allow traffic citations to be issued through the use of an unattended camera system.