LVMPD Cautions Against Phone Scam

The LVMPD recently received numerous reports of unknown subjects making phone calls to individuals attempting to collect money for various legal troubles. If the victims do not pay, the caller threatens to have a warrant issued for their arrest. These phone calls came from a number that belongs to the LVMPD South Central Area Command.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department wants to remind citizens that there are never attempts made by the agency to collect money over the phone. This is not a practice that is used by the LVMPD. If you have been victimized by a person claiming to be a representative of the LVMPD, you can file an incident report by going to any open LVMPD substation or the LVMPD Headquarters Records Bureau. For locations and hours of operation please visit www.lvmpd.com.

Anyone with any further information on this scam is urged to contact the LVMPD Financial Crimes Bureau at 702-828-3285. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

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