Phone Scam Alert

Phone Scam Alert
Posted on 12/30/2020
Phone Scam Alert

Minden, NV- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) has received two reports in the past 24 hours from citizens who were contacted by telephone from someone claiming to be a DCSO deputy or sergeant.  The caller uses the name and rank of an actual DCSO employee.  One of the citizens said her caller ID showed the call was coming from a DCSO business line. 

According to their reports, the person claiming to be a DCSO employee tells the citizen they owe money for a fine or warrant and tells the citizen to transfer money the caller via an online app or they will be arrested.

The sheriff’s office does not contact people and demand they pay money in lieu of being arrested. This is a very sophisticated and convincing scam. If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the sheriff’s office and demanding payment over the phone, please contact DCSO at our non-emergency number (775) 782-5126 and file a report.

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