ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation says scam artists posing as GDOT workers are targeting Metro Atlantans.
In one case, GDOT said a driver with a flat tire pulled over on Interstate 75 near Moores Mill Road, where he was approached by a man wearing a gray safety vest in a white Dodge pickup truck. The man identified himself as a GDOT employee.
"They actually got the wheel from the tire, said if the motorist would give them 100 dollars they'd take the wheel, get a tire, put on it and bring it back," said GDOT spokesman Mark McKinnon.
"And of course, they were not one of our HERO units and they actually never returned."
GDOT said a second case involved a man who claimed to be a "federal job recruiter" approaching job seekers at various career fairs throughout Metro Atlanta.