Columbia Parking Utility warns of parking ticket payment scam

9 months 21 hours 40 minutes ago Tuesday, July 25 2017 Jul 25, 2017 Tuesday, July 25, 2017 4:29:00 PM CDT July 25, 2017 in News
By: Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Some residents have received an email from a phony city traffic collections department, the City of Columbia Parking Utility said.

The city said the email states the recipient has a past due parking ticket and demands payment of a delinquent parking fine. The email also says the recipient can pay by credit card or by calling an automated system.

The city said it never demands a payment of any kind via email and the Parking Utility does not have a collections department.

Municipal Court handles parking tickets.

The city said anyone receiving the scam email should report it to the Columbia Police Department by calling 311. 

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