BELLINGHAM - Police are warning the public about a recent parking ticket scam.
Two people were contacted by telephone last week and were asked to give their credit card information to pay outstanding parking tickets, Bellingham Police spokesman Mark Young said. The caller claimed to be with the city of Bellingham.
Both people who were contacted called Municipal Court to verify the information but found out they did not have any unpaid tickets, Young said. Neither of the people gave the caller their credit card information, and they did not suffer any financial loss, he said.
The city does not usually contact violators, but if someone does receive this type of call, they should contact Municipal Court during regular business hours to verify the information, Young said.
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Bellingham Municipal Court is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The court can be reached at 360-778-8150.
Anyone who has fallen for this fraudulent call should contact Bellingham Police at 360-778-8804.