'Colourful' reply email to scammers bounces back

IGNORED: Ron Gander replied to scam emails in colourful terms.

IGNORED: Ron Gander replied to scam emails in colourful terms.

DAYS after the public was warned not to heed fake traffic infringement notices, a former Orange councillor has received four of them.

Ron Gander received two emails for $154.80 fines on Friday and another two on Monday.

The Friday emails were from Dubbo, while the other two came from Brisbane.

Mr Gander said he knew instantly they were fake.

“I haven’t been anywhere near Dubbo or Brisbane in months,” he said.

“I’m concerned folks who live on their own might be intimidated and might end up forking out the money.”

Mr Gander said he did not open the attachments in case there was a virus and replied to the emails “colourfully” – they bounced back. 

Dubbo’s Fortnum Financial Advisers and financial adviser Sandy Dunshea have both been falsely implicated in the scam after emails appeared to come from them.

​Anyone who clicks on ‘download infringement notice’ or ‘unsubscribe from this list’ links forwards the email to their own contacts.