NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Officials with the New Braunfels Police Department have received multiple reports of citizens receiving calls from a person who claims to work for the department, attempting to collect payments for active warrants.
Police said the scammer tells the person answering the phone that they were caught on camera running a red light. The caller then tells them the only way to not go to jail is to obtain a prepaid credit card with a specific amount of money from H-E-B, call a provided phone number and provide the credit card information to pay for the warrants.
NBPD officials said anyone receiving the call should not follow the caller's directions and to never provide your financial information, account numbers or credit card numbers to anyone that calls you. The department does not request money over the phone.
Additionally, there are no red light cameras installed in town.
Anyone who does have a warrant would be directed to www.trafficpayment.com, www.nbtexas.com, or they will be given an address and instructions on how to pay in person at the New Braunfels Municipal Court.
Anyone with any concerns about warrants or the scam is asked to contact the New Braunfels Municipal Court at 830-221-4180.