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September 27, 2011 > Traffic scam

Traffic scam

Submitted By Fremont Police Department

A recent warning went out regarding a new traffic scam aimed at obtaining personal information. Phone numbers, selected at random, are called by a scam artist. The person tells you over the phone that you have an overdue red-light camera fine. The only way to take care of the fine and avoid going to court, jail or paying a significant late fee is to pay the ticket over the phone. The scammer warns that a warrant for your arrest could be issued if you fail to comply.

The Fremont Police Department will not call anyone in regards to a traffic citation, ask for personal information or to pay a fine over the phone. If you have received a call like this, please call your credit card company to report this as fraudulent activity. If you have questions about a red-light citation, please call the Fremont Police Department's Red-light Unit at (510) 790-6622.

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