PG County police warn of red light camera scam

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police are alerting drivers of a scam involving red light camera tickets.

Police said they learned Thursday that at least two cases, a caller, posing as a law enforcement officer told potential victims they had not showed up in court for a red light camera ticket.

The victims are then told to go to a local store and pay a substantial fine or a warrant would be issued.

Prince George's County Police stated that PGPD and other law enforcement agencies do not make phone calls asking residents to bring payments to a business. Also, officials reminded they do not arrest for civil offense.

All payments are handled by mail or through a website as listed on the tickets.

If you get a phone call from anyone asking you to pay a red light camera ticket 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 911.


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