City warns residents about automated speed camera text scam

On a dark blue background, there is light blue caution sign with an exclamation point in the middle on the top right side. One the bottom, in a text box reads: "Stay one step ahead: Scam prevention tips" in white text.

The City warns residents about a new text message scam that tells the recipient an automated speed camera recorded their vehicle exceeding the speed limit in a school zone and provides a link for immediate payment. If you receive this message, delete it and do not click on the website link.

Remember, the City does not send text messages about payments or balances owing, including property taxes, water utility bills, and all provincial offence tickets Protect yourself. If you receive this or a similar text message posing as the City of Ottawa, delete it. Do not click on any links and never provide any personal or financial information.

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