South Yorkshire motorists are being warned about an illegal parking scam which has resulted in some victims having their identities stolen.
Cybercrime reporting centre Action Fraud said people have received letters from scammers claiming to be the police or parking authorities informing them they have been spotted illegally parking and have to pay a fine. This also includes victims receiving penalty notices for hired vehicles contracted in their names.
The organisation said that when victims fall for the ruse they have in most cases had their identities stolen, which can lead to bank details being accessed. Members of the public are urged to not respond to the bogus letters.