The Law Offices of Lee A. Drizin wants to warn Southern Nevada seniors on the latest phone scam:
The Henderson Police Department has received reports of someone impersonating a Henderson Marshal Service official calling and requesting fine money over the phone for failing to respond to a jury summons. Henderson Marshals DO NOT call people regarding jury service. They also DO NOT ask for or collect money over the telephone, but may direct people to the City website to pay fines and clear a warrant.
The Henderson Marshals Service does serve warrants for people wanted on various charges from Henderson Municipal Court and does attempt to contact those individuals by mail and telephone. If you do not have a warrant and do not have unpaid traffic citations, you will not receive a call from Henderson Marshals and should suspect a call of this nature to be fraudulent.
Should you have any questions regarding calls received of this type, you may contact the Henderson Marshal Service at 702-267-3370.
Drizin Law is providing this information for educational purposes only. It should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion as to any specific facts or circumstances. This information is based on general principles of Nevada law at the time it was created and you should be aware laws frequently change. Moreover, the laws affecting you may differ depending on the circumstances. You should consult with a qualified attorney in your own state or jurisdiction concerning your particular situation. Review of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship.