Washoe County Announcement

MEDIA ADVISORY: Second Judicial District Court and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office warn about ongoing phone scams
Scam targets money, personal information

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Jackie Bryant

Reno, Nev. July 13, 2018. The Second Judicial District Court (District Court) and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) continue to receive reports from the public about an ongoing phone scam in which the scammers identify themselves as Sheriff’s Office personnel or District Court personnel and request personal information from the individual called.

Public awareness is the most effective way to defeat these scams. The District Court and WCSO warns residents of these scams and asks the public to share the following information with others.

Scammers claim the call recipient owes a fine, failed to appear for jury service, or must provide an address so that important documentation can be mailed to the recipient.  

The District Court and the WCSO DO NOT call to request monetary fines or personal information. If you receive a solicitation for payment, please contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office at 775-785-WCSO (9276).