Alpharetta police warn of red light camera scam - CBS46 News

Alpharetta police warn of red light camera scam

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ALPHARETTA, GA (CBS46) -

Police in Alpharetta are warning the public about a scam involving their department.

A number of North Fulton residents have received phone calls by people identifying themselves as an Alpharetta police officer.

The call recipient is told to send money to pay for a red light camera citation or they will be charged with contempt of court. The caller often uses the name of a valid Alpharetta police officer.

At no time will an Alpharetta police officer or any other public safety employee contact a person by telephone requesting money. No Alpharetta police officer would physically go to a residence or meet with any person in an effort to collect money.

Alpharetta police are asking those individuals who are contacted using this scam, to call their local law enforcement agency and to file an incident report. Please retain the phone number called from and any other information that may be useful to legitimate law enforcement officials.

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