Unpaid statements of offence: Beware of fake text messages

Published January 12, 2023 - 4:30 pm
Last updated January 12, 2023 - 4:30 pm

Did you receive a text message about an unpaid ticket? Watch out! This is a fraud attempt. Find out what you need to know.

Fraudulent text messages

A phishing scam is currently circulating via text messages that purport to be from Montréal’s municipal court.

The message warns you that payment for one of your tickets is overdue. It encourages you to pay it online on a Web site that looks very similar to the city’s.

Please note that the municipal never uses text messages or e-mails to communicate with residents.

What to do if you receive this text message

If you receive this type of message, you should:

  • Delete it immediately
  • Do not click on the link

If you are a victim of fraud, you can contact the SPVM (police department). Learn more about fraudulent text messages