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Carson City Deputies Warn of Fake Law Enforcement Phone Scam

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From the Carson City Sheriff's Office:

The Carson City Sheriff's Office is again receiving calls from the public in regards to money scams.  The first one involves citizens being called and told that a warrant for their arrest has been issued for failure to show up for jury duty.

The caller identifies himself using an actual deputy or Nevada Highway Patrol officers name to convince the called party that this is real.

The caller has also given the name of current judges as being the ones who have signed the warrant.  He will then try to convince the called party to send a MoneyPak or some other form of pre-paid debit card.

In addition, we have received calls in regards to the grandparent scam which has also been reported by surrounding agencies.  This one begins with an individual receiving a call from an alleged grandchild saying that they have gotten into some kind of trouble while out of State or out of the country.

The grandparent is asked to contact a phone number to make arrangements for bail. When the number is called an individual answers who gives instructions in regards to payment.  This typically involves wiring the money for pick up.

If you have received a similar phone call, report it to Carson City Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at (775) 887-2011.

From the Carson City Sheriff's Office
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