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Watch out for this new ticket scam!

It was the Morbihan police who sounded the alarm. Fake ticket notices, extremely close to the originals, can be delivered directly to your mailbox. Here’s what this scam is and how to protect yourself against it.

It is since 2011 a government agency that focuses on the automated processing of traffic offenses. ANTAI, or National Agency for Automated Infringement Processing. Its mission is to collect, process and manage data related to traffic offenses in order to apply traffic regulations and collect the associated fines. It receives data relating to offenses and processes them to identify the drivers responsible, which it notifies and sends directly. It’s only on his website ( settlement, designation or argument of an offence. NO OTHER WEBSITE IS AUTHORIZED TO DO THIS! otherwise nothing

If we are talking about it today, it is because that a new traffic ticket scam has been going around lately. We are used to scams of all kinds, by email or SMS. But this one is of a new kind since it is done by mail, straight to your inboxs! The modus operandi is quite impressive. The mail resembles in all respects the notices of fines officially issued by the ANTAI. Header, green background, barcodes, registration number, place of violation, speed, statement, point deduction, etc.… The only difference is already that the website on which you are offered to pay is not the official ANTAI one. The real one, the one and only is That is not the case here. Another difference, we invite you to pay your fine by scanning a QR with your smartphone camera. At no time did the Government and ANTAI offer this option. This redirects to a website which invites you to fill in all your personal information, and in particular your bank details.

Check for misspellings and turns of phrase

It was the police of Morbihan, in Brittany, who sounded the alarm, after several cases identified in the department. This procedure could be extended to other departments and regions, so great vigilance is required. Once again, the only website for settling your fines online is that of ANTAI ( The Government will never ask you to pay your fines by SMS or by scanning a QR code. If in doubt, check that all the information seems consistent to you. Registration, make, date, time and place of the offence. Also do thehunting for spelling mistakes or strange turns of phrase. Also check the URL of the site on which you are asked to enter your information. Finally, be aware that the ANTAI website provides a standard model of a notice of violation, available at this link. So be careful!

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