** SCAM Alert **
There is a scam that is occurring in the Maricopa County area involving individuals pretending to be court officials. This type of scam has been ongoing for several years, however the complexity and creativity has increased. These scammers are contacting citizens by email pretending to be court official, advising victims that a warrant exists for their arrest and to resolve the matter by mailing a payment in the form of a prepaid debit or cash card. The scammers are using the name of legitimate court officers to lend credibility to their local targets, and attaching fake court documents and asking individuals to take a picture of the debit or cash card and send the image in a return email. The victims are directed to send the actual debit or cash card to the legitimate address of the local court. The scammers are able to obtain funds immediately using the photos they have received from the victim.
** Mail Box Thefts **
On Thursday, September 19th, the Kingman Police Department took numerous reports of mail stolen from mail boxes in the following downtown neighborhoods:
Parkview Ave, Stowell Ave, Copper St. Silver St. and Spring St.
Anyone with information is urged to contact KPD by calling (928) 753-2191, or report anonymously to Mohave Silent Witness by calling (928) 753-1234 or report tips online by going to www.kingmanplice.com and clicking on “Give A Tip”.