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In The News – Local phone scam impersonates Washoe County law enforcement

February 6, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in The Tahoe Daily Tribune on 2/03/24, Written by Brenna O’Boyle

WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. – Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents here to be alert about a phone scam where the caller impersonates a law enforcement official.

There has been an increased number of phone scam reports here recently, according to a Washoe County Sheriff’s report.

The report reminds residents that caller ID may be manipulated to reflect law enforcement is calling. This could be from a law enforcement agency, the Sheriff’s Office or 911.


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