Clerk Warns of Bogus Traffic Citation Emails

The Orange County Clerk of Courts is warning consumers about a traffic citation email scam that demands payment for what are really fraudulent citations.

The fraudulent company, which is not associated with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), sends emails to consumers requesting payment of a citation within a certain time-frame. If payment is not received on time, the company will falsely require a daily late fee payment. This type of email is a scam and no payment should be made.  

Consumers should note the following:

  • The DHSMV and Clerks of Court do not email citations to customers;
  • The DHSMV and Clerks of Court do not require citation payment via email;
  • Citation numbers are always seven alpha-numeric digits;
  • If a consumer receives a notice regarding a suspicious citation, he or she should contact the local Clerk of Court or call the DHSMV immediately. Contact the Orange County Clerk of Courts by calling 407-836-2000.

For further information, go to DHSMV Traffic Citation Scam Warning.