Many people have reported to the Highway Bureau, MOTC, that they have received SMS messages about past-due traffic fines, along with links to what appear to be official government websites. Several individuals have checked the Vehicles Office APP, but they were unable to locate any infraction records.
Regarding this, the Highway Bureau advises users that "https://www.mvdis.gov.tw/" is the correct URL for the Vehicles Office. The police will issue a traffic violation ticket in compliance with rules upon receiving a complaint of a traffic infraction.
The MOTC Traffic Incident Arbitration Center will not send out text messages to the public informing them to pay if they inadvertently pay a fine that is past due. Instead, the public will be informed in an official document known as a decision. In order to prevent being conned, the Highway Bureau advises the public not to respond or click on the website.
The Highway Bureau reminds the public not to fall for traffic violation fraud and payment reminder text messages.Photo reproduced from PTT
The public can download the APP (監理服務APP) to learn about applicable traffic violation fines or visit the Highway Bureau's "Motor Vehicle Driver Information Service" online to obtain information about traffic offenses.
Please do not click on text messages or links from unknown sources, and do not readily believe the content of text messages if you receive a notification via text message about an unidentified traffic fine that is past due and includes a bogus URL. You should also avoid leaving personal information on websites you are not familiar with. You can report a crime by calling 110 or speak with the anti-fraud hotline at 165 if you detect anything questionable.