Mohave County Sheriff’s Warns Public of Telephone Scam

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


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.

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2 comments on “Mohave County Sheriff’s Warns Public of Telephone Scam”

  1. Veronica Forston Reply

    I don’t know about a guy calling about warrants. He’d have a hard time convincing me of that since I’ve never broken the law, but some guy called me about money. I hope it was a scam. He said “I’m with the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police and I represent the police, and families of police…” He wanted money. So I waited until he was all done with his speech. I had a funny feeling he wasn’t real. I said “I appreciate that. I fully support all law enforcement. In fact, I have family and friends in law enforcement. I have known many fallen officers as well and I do give money and my full support online but not over the phone…’ I was still saying stuff but he interrupted me and said “sorry to bother you. Thank you” and hung up. I almost pushed that dial back thing (but didn’t know how) to tell him “I wasn’t done yet…” I hope I didn’t make a LEO mad just now. Is that for real? He gave a name which I forgot, but didn’t say “officer” or “deputy”. ??? Is that one of the scams? If so I might still have his number if I need to report it.


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