Clark County Clerk of Courts warns of potential scam

The Clark County Clerk of Courts took to social media to warn local residents of a potential scam requesting gift cards. 

“The Clerk's Office will not call or email you requesting gift cards, if you or a loved one has received a call in this manner please contact law enforcement,” Melissa Tuttle, Clerk of Courts said in a Facebook post Monday. 

The clerk’s office has received $5,700 in gift cards to Lowe’s in the mail, she said. 

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“It is important to know our office does not "demand payment via gift cards or money orders" over the phone or internet,” Tuttle said. 

She added, “And we will not ask for payment to avoid a court case or criminal proceedings, immediately call law enforcement if you receive any scam phone calls.”

The clerk’s office has an online payment system for credit and debit cards. 

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The gift cards have been given to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation, the post said. 

Residents are encouraged to call 911 if there is an emergency situation or a crime is in progress. To report criminal activity that is not an emergency, residents can call the Clark County Sheriff’s Office at 937-328-2560.

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