WJPD warns of citation scam

August 21, 2013

Chief Jeff Rose of the West Jefferson Police Department issued a warning today to West Jefferson residents who may be targeted by a recent local scam.

“We’ve received a couple of complaints. We’re trying to stop it before it runs rampant,” Rose said.

Victims of the scam claimed they received calls from individuals claiming to be collectors of citations for the Town of West Jefferson, he said. The scammers suggest their victims pay their citations over the phone by credit card.

“We do not collect citations by credit card,” Rose said.

“We want to prevent anyone being taken in by this,” he said.

If you are contacted by anyone claiming to be a citation collector asking for payment by credit card, contact the West Jefferson Police Department at (336)246-9410.