Keith Connors

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Beware red light light scam hitting Tampa Bay. If thieves used their negative energy to do good things, the world sure would be a better place. But no, they gotta be dumb crooks.

This new scam from dumb crooks who are trying to separate you from your hard-earned cash. The latest scam starts with the victim receiving a letter that says they owe money for running a red light. The notification has huge red letters that say FINAL NOTICE on it. The good news is, it’s fake. The scammers have done a great job of making the ticket look legitimate. It’s even $178.00, which is the going rate for such an infraction.

A Florida woman received one of the ‘tickets’ recently and called the police when something didn’t seem quite right. Turns out, the date of the violation was February 30th…a date that does not exist. Imagine if the scammers had not made the mistake. Imagine how many other victims have sent off or emailed payment without giving it a second thought.

Police confirmed that the solicitation was indeed a scam. Investigators say scammers have resorted to driving past victims’ homes and photographing their license plates, then editing them to look like they were caught running a red light. Remarkable, huh? Police say to check the information thoroughly if you get one in the mail. They also say to bring the mail to them if you have any doubts at all about its validity. They are able to check their records to confirm or deny if it’s real. Cops are currently trying to determine if the scammers delivered the pieces of mail by hand or through the US Mail. If they were sent through the mail, even more charges can be attached to the crimes. Beware red light light scam hitting Tampa Bay.

Source: Local10.com


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