Ohio police warn residents of speed ticket scam

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police are warning residents in northeast Ohio of a ticket scam in which the caller uses a scare tactic to obtain credit card information.

The Akron Beacon Journal  reports that someone pretending to be from the “Ohio State Recovery Program” is calling residents and threatening them that an arrest warrant will be immediately issued should they refuse to pay with a credit card a phony speed camera ticket.

Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards told the newspaper that the caller attempts to get the credit card information for tickets allegedly being handled by the Akron Municipal Court. But tickets issued by speed cameras in that city are a civil fine and are not overseen by that court.

 

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