Thursday, March 20, 2014

PGPD Warns Community About Red Light/Speed Camera Scam

We are issuing a consumer alert about a scam involving red light camera tickets.  We learned today that in at least two cases, a caller, posing as a law enforcement officer, informed potential victims that they had failed to appear in court for a red light/speed camera ticket.  The victims are told to go to a local store and pay a substantial fine or a warrant could be issued. 

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.

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