Caller impersonating Carson City Sheriff’s Office personnel


The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls from citizens regarding a reoccurring telephone scam.

The caller contacts the victim and represents himself, by name, as a Carson City Sheriff’s Office employee. 

The caller uses the name of an actual Carson City Sheriff’s Office employee.

The caller attempts to convince the victim that there is a warrant for their arrest and demands payment from the victim to avoid being arrested. Payment is usually requested in the form of iTunes cards or other hard-to-trace cash/gift cards. 

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will never contact you and demand payment to avoid an arrest.  If you receive a call from someone identifying themselves as a Carson City Sheriff’s Office employee who is demanding payment over the telephone, it is a scam, hang up. 

If you are worried that you may have a warrant for your arrest, you are welcome to come to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office where we will be happy to check your warrant status.

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