The Akron Police Department is urging residents to be aware of a phone scam involving callers pretending to be from “Ohio State Recovery Company.” This phone scam attempts to obtain credit card information over unpaid speed camera tickets through the Akron Municipal Court. The caller is using a scare tactic to get the victims to pay over the phone using a credit card by saying “if you don’t pay the ticket now with a credit card, an Akron Municipal Court judge will immediately issue a warrant for you arrest.”
The speed camera tickets in the City of Akron are handled civilly and not through the Akron Municipal Court or by a judge.
If you are already a victim of this speed camera scam, Akron Police are advising you to contact your credit card company and stop payment then call your local police to report it.
Police say if you have a question about a speed camera ticket, call 1-866-684-8383. Any outstanding tickets or fines can be verified through this number.