Authorities in South Florida are warning residents about a new scam that has drivers receiving fake red-light tickets in the mail.
Doral Police officials warned residents about the new scam on Wednesday.
According to police, the scammers appear to be taking photos of peoples' vehicles outside their homes.
The scammers edit the photo to show just the license plate, which they include in the fake ticket.
The tickets look like standard red-light tickets with "FINAL NOTICE" in big bold letters and threats of "SUSPENDED LICENSE" in red letters, and direct drivers to a website to pay their fine, police said.
Doral Police officials said a website on one ticket appeared to be inactive but a digital screenshot from earlier this month showed a payment center and options.
"Please make sure to take a close look at the ticket, there are several inconsistencies that can be found," the department tweeted.
Lauderhill Police officials said they've received at least four reports of fake tickets but are looking for other possible victims.
"If something says a 'final notice' but you've never received any other notice, that should be a red flag," Lauderhill Police Maj. Mike Santiago said. "Ensure that the address of violation is in fact within the jurisdiction that’s sending you this stuff, look at the patches, look at the dates, ensure that all of these things are matching up so that you don't fall victim to these scams."
Krizia Torres said she received one of the fake notices on Friday but immediately noticed some red flags. The alleged violation happened on Feb. 30, a date that doesn't exist, and the picture was of a rental car that she didn't have until after the alleged violation took place.
"It looks very legit, it looks legit, but when you start reading through then you start catching everything, the days, the streets, who it's addressed to, you could just see the difference between an original and a false," Torres said. "If you do get this please read through it and if you're not sure get in contact with your local police department."