SARASOTA -- The Sarasota Police Department is warning drivers not to fall for a red light camera citation scam.
A woman received a phone call Wednesday telling her she needed to pay a red light camera citation by 5 p.m. or her license would be suspended, according to a release.
The caller, who did not identify themselves, reportedly directed the woman to purchase a Green Dot card at Walgreens, load $87.13 onto the card and call back with the card's account number to avoid additional fees and a suspended license.
The woman was suspicious and called the Sarasota Police Department, who told her it was a scam.
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"The Sarasota Police Department will never call drivers asking for personal information or ask for a collection of funds,” said Sgt. Bryan Graham of Sarasota Police Department.
If anyone has any questions regarding a red light camera or red light camera citation in Sarasota, call Sgt. Graham or Officer John Lake at 941-487-0022.