Mississauga, Brampton and other Ontario residents warned to avoid new parking ticket scam
Published January 17, 2023 at 4:30 pm
If you recently received a text message about an “unresolved” traffic ticket from a number claiming to be associated with the City of Toronto, delete the text and do not click the link.
On Jan. 15, the City took to social media to warn people not to be fooled by a text asking them to click a link to “resolve” a supposedly outstanding speeding or parking ticket.
The text, which asks recipients to “resolve” a ticket before a certain day to avoid a “suspension,” has reached a number of residents, including those outside of Toronto.
The text tells the recipient that more details will be provided within one hour and sends a link (which does not appear to work on a desktop computer) after the fact.
“If you receive a text message from the #CityOfTO asking to pay parking or speeding tickets – Do NOT click any links! Under no circumstances does the City send text messages for these infractions. Please ignore and delete these messages.”