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Carson City Sheriff's Office Warns of Scam Caller

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From the Carson City Sheriff's Office:

The Carson City Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a man posing as a lieutenant who is telling them that they will go to jail unless they pay for traffic tickets that they have received.

The man is calling residents and identifying himself as "Lt. Steven Mills or Neils" with the Carson City Sheriff's Office or the Ormsby County Sheriff's Office.

He tells individuals that they have bench warrants for their arrest due to speeding tickets that were captured by a traffic camera. The sheriff's office does not use traffic cameras and the sheriff's office does not make phone calls to individuals to collect money for traffic warrants.

The Carson City Sheriff's Office has received several reports of this scam thus far. In one case, a victim was taken for $500.

Individuals are instructed to pay the fine utilizing a money pak credit card number. They are told that if they don't pay he will come to their home and arrest them.  If you have received a similar phone call, report it to Carson City Sheriff's Office Dispatch at (775) 887-2011.

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