Be Aware of Scammers Demanding Payment of Non-Existent Fines and Claiming You will Immediately Face Arrest if You Don't Pay
Scammers posing as police officers, judicial officials, or court staff, are targeting the general public trying to collect money and personal information, and threatening fines, arrest, jail time, or other penalties if the persons called fail to comply with the demands.
If you receive a threatening phone call, text, or email, as described above, refuse to disclose the information requested. The Phoenix Municipal Court will never use a phone call, text, or email to request personal or financial information, or to make threats.
Be skeptical of any phone call, text, or email that:
- asks for credit/debit card/gift card numbers, wire transfers, or bank routing numbers, for any purpose.
- requests you make a payment through a pay app site such as Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Square, PayPal, etc.
- asks you to provide any sensitive, or personally identifying information like your date of birth or social security number.
These calls, texts, and emails, threatening fines, arrest, and/or jail time are fraudulent and are not connected with either the Phoenix Municipal Court or the Phoenix Police Department in any way, whatsoever.
If you have received a parking ticket notification via email, please do not respond or click on any links. This email is not from the city of Phoenix, the city would not email you a parking violation notice. Our City Information Security and Privacy Office is researching the issue. Thank you for your vigilance and patience.