Authorities warn area residents of an online scam circulating the web and asking potential victims to pay a fine.

Conway Police Department spokesman LaTresha Woodruff posted one of the emails circulating the web online Friday evening as she cautioned residents to be weary of the thread.

"This email claims you have gotten a ticket and need to pay it online," she said. "This is a scam. Do not reply to it. Delete it immediately."

The email sent to police from a Conway resident warns the recipient to pay off a traffic violation online within 72 hours.

"This notice is to inform you that you have been cited with a traffic violation and must pay your citation within 72 hours," the suspicious email reads in part. We have payment plans available if necessary."

The scam message also tells recipients not to send in payments through the mail but instead pay the fines through an "EasyPay Center" online.

Toward the bottom of the email is a statement fronting to be from the "Department of Motor Vehicles."