Highway Speeding Ticket

How the scam works:

(with video below) Millions of people drive toll roads everyday to work, to school or to other activities. The failure to pay a toll is the driving force behind this latest scam in the United States, which currently takes place in Georgia – GA 400 toll. However, it could be used anywhere there is a toll road so it is worth taking heed to avoid becoming a victim.

In the Highway Speeding Ticket scam, a caller who identifies himself as being a sheriff’s deputy tells the victims that there is a warrant out for their arrest for supposedly failing to pay a toll by speeding through the toll plaza. The caller then tells the victim that they can avoid arrest by paying a fine via telephone, and requests their credit card information or a money order. Of course, this is a scam to bilk you out of your hard-earned money.

Watch the video below to see how you can avoid huge fines.

Toll Road Scam: Avoid Fines Video

How to avoid:

Be aware that no law enforcement agency conducts their business over the telephone, especially when there is a warrant for someone’s arrest. And they will never call to request payment to avoid being arrested. If you receive a call like this, hang up and contact the law enforcement agency that claims to be calling to verify the veracity of the information being given.

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Laura Adams

We received a scam call with a slightly different story. We were told that my husband had a warrant for his arrest due to failure to report for traffic court about a speeding ticket issued on I 20 in Atlanta. They told us my husband’s drivers liscence would also be revoked unless we wanted to pay $213.00 by credit card on the phone. We asked more questions and were given a ticket number, date issued, and court date. They also gave us our home address, but it was not completely correct. It was also very suspicious that we received this… Read more »

Melanie

I just got this email scam apparently from E-ZPass!!!

Notice to Appear,
You have a unpaid bill for using toll road. You are kindly asked to pay your debt as soon as possible. You can review the invoice in the attachment. Regards, Rick Banks, E-ZPass Support.

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