Saturday, March 22, 2014

Prince George's Police Warn of False Camera Ticket Scam Attempts

Prince George's County police are warning of a scam where people have received phone calls from someone posing as a police officer, according to a report on MyFoxDC.  The scammer tells the victim they've failed to appear in court for a red light or speed camera ticket. The intended victims were then instructed to go to a local store and pay a fine, or else a warrant could be issued.

The county police have issued a consumer alert and posted the following to the PGPD facebook page: 
"Please know that the PGPD and other law enforcement agencies do not make phone calls requesting citizens bring payments to a business, nor do we arrest for this civil offense. All payments are handled by mail or through a website as listed on the tickets. If you receive a phone call from anyone asking you to pay a red light camera or any other ticket, please call the Prince George’s County Police Department Automated Traffic Enforcement office at (301) 955-0790 during business hours or call 911."