Beware Traffic Ticket Scams

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Its troublesome enough to get a traffic ticket, but what, if it is not even real. With all the traffic ticket scams out there you should be aware and take the right action to avoid falling victim. Beside the cost of false tickets, these scams are often out to get your credit card details for more money.

 

The Speeding Ticket Scam – LewRockwell.com
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/07/eric-peters/the-speeding-ticket-scam%25E2%2580%25A8/
Jul 31, 2013 It is three lanes each direction and limited access (i.e., no traffic lights – just on and off ramps). Yet it is posted an absolutely ridiculous 55 MPH.

TICKET CON: Scammers Target Vulnerable Drivers | whotv …
http://whotv.com/
Sgt. Halifax says the Fraud Department has seen a new scam increase in recent weeks involving both red light and automated traffic cameras tickets. “The one common thread between all these scams is, they want money …

Phone scam reported in San Luis Obispo
KSBY San Luis Obispo News, on Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:59:53 -0700
The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office is warning of a phone scam in the area. People say it appears to come from the Sheriff’s Office. The caller tells the resident they must pay a fine for missing a court date, traffic ticket payment or jury duty. The

Scam-proof Your Life: 377 Smart Ways to Protect You & Your Family from …
Sid Kirchheimer, published 2007, 336 pages

List of The Real Hustle episodes
ShortSummary Scams include forged lottery tickets (the lottery own speed limit signs and pose as traffic cops (Speeding Fine Scam); Alex

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraud

 

Beware of traffic ticket scam phone calls, Oregon State Police warn – OregonLive.com
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/03/beware_of_traffic_ticket_scam.html
SALEM — Oregon State Police says troopers don’t call you, demanding payment for traffic tickets. Some state residents have received recorded phone calls claiming to be the Oregon State Police seeking payment for traffic tickets.

Fake Traffic Ticket Email Scam Tries to Snag Motorists – TechNewsDaily.com
http://www.technewsdaily.com/7086-fake-traffic-ticket-email-scam-tries-to-snag-motorists.html
The attachment, like so many other online scams, contains a Trojan horse, identified as “Troj/Invo-Zip” that could allow attackers access to your Windows system and give them the ability to drop more malicious files on it.

If CA Traffic School Isn’t a Scam, I’ll Eat My Ticket – John Shore Christian Blog
http://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/john-shore/if-ca-traffic-school-isnt-a-scam-ill-eat-my-ticket-11624763.html
How you get pizza and/or tickets to comedy shows. And how long the two breaks are. Oh–and that for payment they only accept cash. I don’t know why Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t just come to my house, pin me down, tickle me, and steal my wallet. If California traffic school isn’t a monster scam, I’ll eat my ticket.

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_email_scams

Queens Crap – Bloomberg’s latest ticket scam
http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2009/09/bloombergs-latest-ticket-scam.html
1) Traffic enforcement lurks around corner near bus stop. 3) Driver pulls into bus stop to let them pass, only to be boxed in and accosted by traffic agents for ‘standing’ in the bus stop. 2) Car making turn at corner notices an unmarked car behind speeding up with lights in the grill on.

NOLA.com – Former New Orleans Traffic Court clerk charged in ticket-fixing scam – NOLA.com
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2012/04/former_new_orleans_traffic_cou.html
He admitted to the wrongdoing during an interview with FBI agents in August 2011, acknowledging he took money to wipe out the outstanding traffic tickets.

 

How to beat the traffic ticket scam: Geo McCalip on Truth Brigade RadioHow to beat the traffic ticket scam: Geo McCalip on Truth Brigade Radio
why everyone should fight their traffic tickets- every time http://libertyfight.com.

KPIC CBS 4Scam alert – Watch out for counterfeit cops – Local & Regional News – KPIC CBS …
http://www.kpic.com/news/local/State-police-Beware-of-traffic-ticket-scam-phone-calls-200232501.html
Scammers are also calling people asking for $154 for unpaid traffic tickets, police said. Troopers don’t call you, demanding payment for traffic tickets. The Oregon Department of Justice is warning people about two scams involving people impersonating police officers.

Queens Crap – Bloomberg’s latest ticket scam
http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2009/09/bloombergs-latest-ticket-scam.html
1) Traffic enforcement lurks around corner near bus stop. 3) Driver pulls into bus stop to let them pass, only to be boxed in and accosted by traffic agents for ‘standing’ in the bus stop. 2) Car making turn at corner notices an unmarked car behind speeding up with lights in the grill on.

Phishing campaign targets city employees with ‘speeding tickets‘ – GCN
http://gcn.com/articles/2012/01/24/speeding-ticket-phishing-scam.aspx
One thing worse than getting a traffic ticket in the mail would be getting a traffic ticket that’s actually a phishing scam trying download malware onto your computer. About that speeding ticket – it’s a scam.

12 On Your Side – Speeding ticket scam targets Evans woman
http://www.wrdw.com/news/onyourside/headlines/12-On-Your-Side-Speeding-ticket-scam-targets-Evans-woman——218594711.html
“We still do tickets the old fashioned way”. By mail says McDaniel. He says the scam is designed to get your credit card information. “Once they get that credit card number its given to someone in Jpay.com,” says McDaniel. Jpay.com is a website that allows inmates to set up accounts.

As you see these scams come in all kind of unexpected variations.

The first thing: Don’t pay any traffic ticket on the spot or just because you receive any phone call, email or other communication.

The second thing to do is, call or visit your trusted traffic ticket lawyer who can clarify the validity, and also take action to fight it.

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