Traffic offence letter issued by TP is real, say police

The police have clarified that a notice of traffic offence (NTO) depicted in a photo circulating online is indeed genuine and not a "scam".

In a statement, the police said they are aware of the photo circulating online and on messaging platforms with the accompanying text: "Scam tricking you to pay fine via a QR code.. there is no mention on the date/time and location of the offence. Please don’t blur blur and scan the QR code to pay..."

"The police would like to clarify that the NTO in the photo is genuine," the police said.

"Road users who commit compoundable traffic offence(s) would receive such notices to inform them of the offence details, demerit points and the fine amount.

"Further details of the traffic offence committed may be found on subsequent pages of the NTO, which was not circulated in the post.

To verify the details of traffic offences and fines, members of the public can visit the official police website.

The police advised the public not to spread unverified information, and to check with official sources if in doubt over the authenticity of information received.