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ALERT: Akron police issue warning about speed camera scam

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

The Akron Police Department is urging residents to be aware of a phone scam involving callers pretending to be from "Ohio State Recovery Company."

This phone scam attempts to obtain credit card information over unpaid speed camera tickets through the Akron Municipal Court. The caller is using a scare tactic to get the victims to pay over the phone using a credit card by saying, "if you don't pay the ticket now with a credit card, an Akron Municipal Court judge will immediately issue an arrest warrant for your arrest."

The speed camera tickets in the City of Akron are handled civilly and not through the Akron Municipal Court or by a judge.

Anyone with questions about a speed camera ticket may call 1-866-684-8383. Any outstanding tickets or fines can be verified through this number.

If you are already a victim of this speed camera scam, contact your credit card company and stop payment then call your local police to report it.

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