Mohave County Sheriff’s Warns Public of Telephone Scam

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Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 11:00 AM

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Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a telephone scam. Residents in Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, Fort Mohave and Mohave Valley have received calls from a male subject with a heavy southern accent claiming to be from the Mohave County’s Sheriff’s Office. The caller advised the subjects that they have a federal warrant for their arrest as they missed a jury summons and they need to pay the fine or the U.S. Marshalls and Mohave County Sheriff’s Office will go to their residence and arrest them. The caller is calling from phone number 928-202-0676. The caller’s recorded voice mail message even states “You have reached the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office….”.

One person became a victim when $2,000 was paid to the caller after a green dot card was purchased and the 14-digit codes on back of the card was conveyed to the caller. Green Dot cards are prepaid debit cards that are purchased at local stores.

These incidents are scams as the Sheriff’s Office does not conduct business in this manner. If you suspect fraud, contact your local law enforcement office.