Don’t be fooled by scammers claiming they can clear traffic fines – RTIA

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The agency on Monday said there were people trying swindle money from motorists pretending to clear their fines on the spot.

A traffic officer writes up a report. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG – The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) on Monday urged motorists to be aware of scammers offering assistance with clearing traffic fines and infringement orders when they fail to query or pay their fine within the prescribed period.

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The agency said there were people trying to swindle money from motorists pretending to clear their fines on the spot.

In some instances, the criminals falsely claimed there was a warrant of arrest. However, the RTIA’s spokesperson Monde Mkalipi said this would never be the case.

“They should not listen to these people because the information provided by these people is completely incorrect,” Mkalipi said.

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