Clark County Sheriff’s Office warns residents of phone scam attempt

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a phone scam where a caller pretended to be a deputy and attempted to solicit donations.

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Investigators were alerted of the scam attempt Wednesday, when a resident reported the call, according to a media release from the sheriff’s department.

The caller reported he was greeted by someone who identified himself as a representative of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and tries to solicit cash donations for the department, investigators said in the release.

Although the number starts with a 937 area code, deputies said the phone number is a spoofed number from Belgium.

“The Clark County Sheriff's Office would like to warn the public of this scam and make sure that they are aware that at no time will the Clark County Sheriff's Office make calls to solicit donations,” deputies said.

“If you receive a call from any individual requesting a donation for the Clark County Sheriff's Office, please do not give them any personal information or any bank account information and contact the real Clark County Sheriff's Office at 937-328-2560.”

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