2017-08-31 / Front Page

Scammers posing as GDOT; don’t get caught in their lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) has received reports from citizens in the state indicating they have been called by an individual claiming to be a DOT employee who threatened to take action against their driver’s license if they did not pay fines over the phone.

Those making the calls are perpetrating a scam and are impersonating Georgia DOT employees. The scammers claim that the driver was seen by Georgia DOT traffic cameras crossing the double line to enter or exit the HOV lanes. They then ask for credit card information to pay for the fines that have been issued.

In an effort to help prevent Georgia drivers from becoming fraud victims, please note the following:

. Georgia DOT does not issue traffic citations or fines.

. Georgia DOT does not solicit credit card information.

. Georgia DOT traffic cameras are not able to see or read license plates nor do they record or save traffic footage.

. Citizens should not provide financial information over the phone unless they initiated the conversation.

If you have received or receive a call of this nature in the future, please do not share any information and report it to the Federal Trade Commission as an imposter scam as soon as possible at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#&panel1-1.

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