The Evansville Police Department is warning River City residents of a newly-reported scam.
EPD says it was made aware of the scam after a concerned citizen reported it by sending an image of the fictitious citation in to the department, as seen below:
"The image shows a doctored and fictitious traffic citation that the scammer(s) tried to pass off as legit," EPD said Thursday. "Any citation that you receive from the Evansville Police Department will always include instructions as to whom to contact at the Vanderburgh County Courts in reference to the citation as well as the issuing officer's name and badge number."
The department's statement added that EPD does not instruct citizens to pay through an EasyPay system, like the one seen in the attempted scam.
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