- Associated Press - Saturday, June 18, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is warning that a number of residents in the area have received calls from someone posing as Sheriff’s Office personnel in order to obtain money.

KTVN-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1W5WLoR ) that according to the Sheriff’s Office, the scammer claims there is an outstanding warrant and that the victim must pay a fine in order to avoid arrest. The scammer then says the victim must either surrender themselves or pay through a cash card or a payment to a specified account.

Sheriff’s officials say that they will sometimes make calls to inform someone about a warrant, but the Sheriff’s Office will not ask for payment over the phone or allow payment in lieu of arrest.

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Information from: KTVN-TV, https://www.ktvn.com



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