Nevada DPS Warns Registered Sex Offenders About Phone Scam

The Scam Is An Effort To Bilk Money From Registered Sex Offenders

July 05, 2018 - 2:52 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS), Sex Offender Registry has received reports of a potential scam in an effort to collect money from registered sex offenders.

Calls are being made to offenders informing them they are non-compliant with their registration requirements, that a warrant has been issued for their arrest and that the offender must pay a fine in order to be compliant.

Sex Offenders are required by law to register in Nevada and failure to comply is a felony offense; however, the Nevada DPS and local Law Enforcement do not collect money from sex offenders for registration or for warrants issued. http://npp.dps.nv.gov/Programs/Sex_Offender_Registration_Requirements/.

WHAT TO DO IF A SUSPECTED SCAM PHONE CALL IS RECEIVED: 

Do not give out personal or work information

• Do not arrange to meet with the caller
• Do not make a payment to the caller
• Immediately report the call to local law enforcement
• Contact the Sex Offender Registry for compliance status
Sex offenders who have questions regarding compliance status should contact the Sex Offender Registry
directly at:


775-684-6262
sorhelp@dps.state.nv.us