AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Police department is asking residents to be aware of a phone scam involving callers pretending to be from an "Ohio State Recovery Company."
The scam involves the fake company asking people to pay unpaid speed camera tickets via credit card, according to police.
The scammers are using a scare tactic to get credit card information by telling people that "if you don't pay the ticket now with a credit card, an Akron Municipal Court judge will immediately issue a warrant for your arrest."
In Akron, speeding tickets are handled civilly and not through the municipal court.
If you have already been a victim of this scam, contact your credit card company and stop payment.
If you have any questions about speeding tickets, you can call 866-684-8383 to verify any tickets or fines.
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