The caller(s) claim to be a sergeant, detective, or deputy from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has published previous media releases on a current scam which has been victimizing Clark County residents. The caller(s) claim to be a sergeant, detective, or deputy from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. They use actual names of CCSO employees and their correct assigned PSN (badge number) and they inform the victim there is a warrant for their arrest which will be served if the victim does not immediately pay outstanding fines. The callers then arrange for payment from the victim of the phone scam.
As previously published, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office will NEVER contact a resident to demand payment of fines or to quash a warrant, nor will the Sheriff’s Office accept any such payment directly. If you receive a call of this nature, please DO NOT provide any form of payment or agree to meet with the caller. Hang up and call 9-1-1 immediately.
In a recent incident, which occurred in the evening of 17 January 2023, the victim reportedly spent over 5 hours on the phone with a person claiming to be a CCSO Detective Sergeant before ultimately sending the caller over $9,000 through various electronic funds transfers. During the course of the call, the victim reported having expressed skepticism of the caller’s legitimacy. The caller then instructed the victim to visit the Clark County Sheriff’s Office website and note the Sheriff’s Office primary telephone number: (564) 397-2211. The caller then hung-up and called the victim using that phone number which also included the title “Clark County Corrections.”
Note: It is possible to “clone” a telephone number through a prepaid, internet-based service provider.
The Sheriff’s Office is aware of numerous similar reports and this case is being actively investigated.
Once again, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office will NEVER request direct payment from any citizen. If you receive such a call, please hang up and call 9-1-1 immediately.
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
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