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WARNING: Henderson Police says its number is being spoofed

Posted at 2:24 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 17:24:38-04

The Henderson Police Department is alerting the public about recent reports of a phone scam that is “spoofing” the Henderson Police Department’s main phone number.

“Spoofing” is the process of making phone numbers appear to be originating from wherever the suspect chooses. Victims are receiving fraudulent calls from what appears to be the Henderson Police Department main phone number, leaving a voicemail, and requesting a return call at a different number.

Upon victims returning a call, the caller is then claiming to be a Henderson Police Department supervisor and that the victim has outstanding warrants that need to be paid immediately. Victims are being told their warrants can be paid by Google or Apple pay cards. The suspect has also been reported to have had a family member’s name, advising they have been in contact with that family member, making the call appear legitimate

It is important to remember that majority of these scams use scare tactics with the threat of incarceration to pressure you into acting quickly without thinking and believing their ruse. Do not fall for it!

We want our community to know that the Henderson Police Department does not contact you by phone demanding payment for outstanding warrants, nor do we accept gift cards as payment associated with any outstanding fines or fees.

Please understand all fines, fees, or court cases are handled directly by the Henderson Municipal or Justice Courts, located at 243 Water Street. You may visit their website here.

If you wish to check the status of your court business, you may use the following links:

Henderson Municipal Court Public Online Access

Henderson Justice Court Public Online Access

If you receive a suspicious call demanding payment for outstanding warrants and have fallen victim, you may contact the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-5000 (select option 2) for assistance.