Just a heads up to anyone with a friend or loved one in Clark County Detention Center – be careful! Scam artists in Clark County have found a way to scam people into paying fake bail! You read correctly, In recent weeks, officials at the DGSIU have been receiving reports about scammers using Green Dot Money Paks and Google Voice.
Early inquiries into this situation suggests that individuals are being targeted over the phone by scammers who claim to be officials at the Clark County Detention Center!
Scammers sound “official” as they try to solicit “bail money” or “bail bond money” for the inmate in custody.
We want to mention this because friends and loved ones of those who have been recently jailed are the prime victims of these scumbags. Scammers love to take advantage of those who are dealing with adversity and traumatic events because they view them as vulnerable.
If you receive a call of this nature, please try to get as much info as you can from the scammer so that you can give that info to the authorities.
Also contact your local Police Department and report this call as soon as possible. Remember you can always verify if persons are in the Clark County Detention Center by using their website: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov