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Scam Alert Related to Bogus Traffic Citation Calls
Monday, December 30, 2013

MEDIA RELEASE
December 30, 2013
Scam Alert Related to Bogus Traffic Citation Calls

The CCSO and the Green Cove Springs PD are working cases today related to scam calls made to residents related to made-up traffic citations. The male caller is posing as a law enforcement official and is telling the resident to pay for an overdue traffic ticket to avoid arrest. One resident realized the call was bogus, hung up and contacted our agency to report the scam. Another resident made the payment via a pre-paid card but reported it afterwards once he realized it was a scam. Please help us spread the word that this is a scam (no actual citations existed for those targeted) and that local law enforcement agencies would not make such calls. Detectives are working to identify the caller/criminal behind this scam.
We will keep you posted on our progress. Thank you for helping us get the word out so no other citizens are victimized.
Thank you,
Mary Justino, CCSO PAC

 

 

 
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