Scamsters at it again!

The example of a scam circulating is quite sad - spelling mistakes and sent assuming the recipient will not see the improbable sender - HM Court & Tribunals - has an email with a domain name balucz.com - all utterly shabby. Checks show it has connections with Pakistan and Panama!

Check on the owner of the domain name bollocks.com
Current registrant
Contact Privacy Inc.
Customer 1241390384
96 Mowat Ave
Toronto
ON

Posted: 201219
Scam "penlaity charge" email
Peter Beadle reports seeing the scam "penlaity charge" email below and says there is "No Name, No Registration, No Place of Crime and the telephone number is (temporarily unavailable)". On seeing the email his friend Peter Taylor says "Oh, we forgot to tell you, HM Court & Tribunals (?????) has changed its website domain name from gov.uk to balucz.com (whatever the hell that is - probably connected with bollocks.com)".

Checking the owner of the doman name balucz.com the result is: Current registrant - WhoisGuard Protected, WhoisGuard, Inc., P.O. Box 0823-03411 Panama Panama

Hovering over the "Click here to pay" button the domain name wdwaqas.com is revealed and then checking the owner of the domain name wdwaqas.com the resut is: Current registrant Host Pakistan Sindh

------ Original Message ------
From: "HM COURT & TRIBUNALS" <hm-court-tribunals@balucz.com>
To: (recipient's true email address not shown in this copy)
Sent: Friday, 18 Dec, 20 At 08:19
Subject: Your penlaity charge notice Ref:950231341223

Total cost:
£23.24

For the following: the use of a vehicle on a road in the charging area which a charging scheme applies without payment of the appropriate charge, at the date and timestarted below

Date: 12.12.2020
Time: 17:24 PM
If you do not respond before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date of service of this notice a charge certificate may be issued which would increase the penalty charge to £80.96 GBP.
Failure to then pay the increased penalty charge may result in the outstanding balance being registered as a debt in the County Court
You have 14 days beginning with the date of service of this notice to pay the discounted penalty charge of £23.24. if this is not paid by 26/12/2020 then the full penalty charge of £46.48 is payable.



Penalty Charge Notice Number:
YYJ18488219911
Automated payment reference:
950231341223
How to pay your Penalty Charge
To pay by Credit or Debit Card
1. Click here to pay by card online & click on Pay a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).



This is the quickest and easiest way to pay and receive a receipt as your payment is immediately credited to Charge Notice
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