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Scammer claiming to be Carson undersheriff

Carson City Sheriff’s officials are warning area residents not to fall for a scammer claiming to be Undersheriff Steve Albertsen. The scammer tells the target they are facing an arrest warrant.

Sheriff Ken Furlong said the scammer tells people they have an unpaid traffic ticket recorded by a traffic enforcement camera.

Nevada law prohibits a camera at an intersection from being used to issue a ticket for any violation without an officer actually being there.

Furlong said people need to know they shouldn’t engage with any caller claiming there is a warrant for their arrest.

Any callers should be reported to the Carson City Communications Center at 775-887-2014.