France warned over fine payment website scam

France warned over fine payment website scam

Police in the Maine-et-Loire department raised the alarm this week after reports that several people had received messages asking recipients to “pay a fine”, with a link to a website that included “amende.gov-fr” in its URL address line.


However, the only official government fine payment website is “www.amendes.gouv.fr”. Websites with the domains “gov-fr”, “.net” (or any similar iterations), should not be used or accessed, and should be reported.


In a Facebook post, the police said: “Several people have contacted us in recent ..