For months, the French — and drivers from other countries — have been receiving waves of false alerts and trying scams on their phones or computers. Nathalie Trussard, general secretary of the Drivers’ Defense League, believes the situation is just the start of a worrying trend.
Although the government has accelerated the implementation of dematerialized PV representing savings for the state, it is detrimental to the interests of drivers. Scams are on the rise, proving that the welfare of the government is being prioritized over the drivers.
With the generalization of electronic PVs planned for this year, these scams could take on an alarming scale, creating a worrying situation for drivers at risk of being scammed. This highlights the importance of authorities taking action to protect drivers from these scams and ensure the security of their personal data.
Motorists often worry about their car, and many times they are related to common problems. For example, many people worry about an expired Crit’Air sticker or an unpaid fine, which may seem insignificant at first glance. However, it is important not to take these topics lightly as they can have a significant impact on your daily life.
If you don’t pay the fine on time, you will get an even higher fine. Also, if you click on a suspicious link, you may be the target of spyware that can enter your hard drive or smartphone memory. This software can be used to hack your personal data including your bank details. To avoid these inconveniences, it is important to be aware of these risks and take necessary precautions to protect your privacy and your personal information.
Scams: Good advice
No SMS or email reminders for PV or Crit’Air sticker. Don’t try to figure out what’s in the message, it’s a scam. Even if the proposed link looks legitimate, it may actually contain spyware.
As you search the Internet, be especially wary of fake-official sites that offer benefits for the Crit’Air sticker. Sometimes they even usurp the emblems of French ministries. Only trust sites ending in “.gouv.fr”.
If you didn’t click on the link that notified you of the violation, don’t worry. Even if there is a dematerialized PV, after a few days you will receive a notification by post in the form of a classic printed document. As the state’s official site Antai notes: “In all cases, notification of infringement will be sent to the recipient’s address”.