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Scam targets Ga. 400 drivers


Demands money over phone


May 14, 2013
ROSWELL, Ga. Someone is making money off people by claiming to be a police officer.

According to the Roswell Police Department, at least 17 victims reported that a man identifying himself as a Fulton County Sheriff's deputy has been demanding payment over the phone. He tells the victims that there is a warrant for their arrest for speeding through the toll booth on Ga. 400.

The warrant will be voided, he says, if they pay a fine by credit card or money order. This is a scam, say police.

"The police will never call somebody demanding a fine," said Roswell Police Spokeswoman Lisa Holland.

She advised this is a scam to get the victims' credit card information.

"People need to be aware of this so their bank accounts won't get cleaned out," Holland said.

She advised victims to gather as much information about the caller as they can, such as any name given and any caller ID information.

This caller may be part of a similar recent scam in Roswell.

Some residents have reported that a man has called them demanding payment for water or sanitation services. The caller gives a badge number of 572113 and is telling residents if payment is not made, their utilities will be turned off Monday morning, May 13.

The caller ID on these calls shows up as "Private Name."

City officials say this man is not a representative from the city of Roswell.

Any residents receiving these calls should immediately report them to the Roswell Police Department at 770-640-4100. Should residents have any questions about tickets, fines or traffic court questions, contact City Court Services at 770-641-3790.

Editor, Milton Herald
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