Motorists are being urged to be on their guard following reports of a scam email parking fines.
Fraudsters are contacting victims by email claiming that they have outstanding parking fines.
The email contains an attachment where victims are asked to download a form for making a payment.
It also contains alleged photographic evidence of the parking offence.
The emails originate from email@example.com and have been spoofed to make it appear as though they have been sent from the Ministry of Justice or GovDelivery.
Detective Inspector Rob King, Head of the Derbyshire Economic Crime Unit, said: “I would like to urge anyone that receives one of these emails not to open the attachment as it is likely to contain a virus.
“Instead delete the email and report the incident to Action Fraud.”