Nevada Highway Patrol warns of phone scam
February 7, 2019
The Nevada Highway Patrol is warning area residents to beware of a phone scam in which a male caller identifies himself as the state police.
A spokesman said the imposter instructed the person called they needed to go to a Walgreens pharmacy and get funds to pay for a fine involving a warrant.
When questioned, the imposter hung up.
NHP officials say they never call or text people in an attempt to clear up a warrant or fine. All warrants are handled by the court system in each county.
Anyone receiving one of those calls or text messages is urged to contact local police.
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