Text scam seeking unauthorized payments under Automated Speed Enforcement program

Published on
April 27, 2024
Health, public safety and emergencies

The City of Ottawa is warning residents of recent scam text messages seeking payment for alleged speeding infractions under the City’s Automated Speed Enforcement program.

Under the legitimate Speed Enforcement Program, tickets are mailed to the registered plate owner of the vehicle.

The City does not solicit payments via text messages.

If you have received this scam text and provided any personal information, please contact the Ottawa Police Service immediately at 613-236-1222.