Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.
NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable originations.
NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.
When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.
"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More