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Springdale Police warn drivers of traffic ticket scam

Scammers are sending emails to victims claiming they were caught on traffic cameras running a red light and need to pay an online fine.

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — The Springdale Police Department (SPD) is warning residents about a scam targeting drivers in the city.

Police say that victims of the scam have received emails stating they were caught on traffic cameras running a red light. The email states that you can contest the citation in court or pay the fine online at the provided link.

The scammer has used the City of Springdale logo at the bottom of the email to make it look authentic.  

SPD says the city does not operate any traffic cameras for enforcement action. 

Drivers may see some cameras at different intersections throughout the city but they are there to monitor traffic patterns for the timing of traffic lights. 

Police say if you receive an email like this do not click on it and delete it.

We want to make you aware of a scam that is going around so hopefully you do not fall victim. The scam comes in the...

Posted by Springdale Police Department on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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