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CRPD Warns of Traffic Camera Scam
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - The Cedar Rapids Police Department is warning of a new scam involving unpaid citations from automated traffic cameras.
The department says that they are aware of attempts in which a scammer telephones a potential victim and claims that money is owed for an unpaid camera citation. The caller then demands cash, credit card, or other personal information.
The city's collection agency will make calls to vehicle owners regarding delinquent citations, but they will never demand cash or make threats about impounding vehicles.
In addition, the city's treasury department will always accept payment of citations, even if they are in collection status.
Police say that if anyone shows up at a residence demanding payment of citations, the resident should contact police.
Residents can also contact the city's finance department for payment options at 319-286-5134.