From the Belvidere PD: 

We have recently been made aware of a new scam regarding traffic citations, via email. Below is the example:

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Dear ,

This notice is to inform you that you have been cited with a traffic violation and must pay your citation within 72 hours. We have payment plans available if necessary.

DETAILS OF CITATION
Traffic Code Violation: SPEEDING (15-20 OVER LIMIT)
Approximate Location of Violation: 1212 Logan Ave., Suite 103
City: Belvidere
State: IL

Do not mail in your checks to us. All citations must be paid online through our EasyPay Center.

If you choose to contest your citation, you must do so by clicking here to contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles via SecureMail.

This was an automated message sent on behalf of your local Department of Motor Vehicles. Do not reply to this message.

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We do not send citations via email. If you have received an actual physical citation from an Officer, these are taken care of at County Clerk’s office, located in the Boone County Court House.

The “easypay center” and “securemail” are scam phishing sites

 








Disclaimer: As you know the local police have encrypted, have not released any information, etc…
They rarely ever do release information to the public, since encrypting. So do not expect any updates.

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We can only provide you the information that IS provided to us. If police and/or officials do release information, we will try to update this.
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