NHP warns of impersonation phone scam

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RENO, NV (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol is warning the public about a phone scam.

NHP says someone called troopers claiming to have gotten a call from a number that matched the NHP Reno office. The male caller had identified himself as “Officer Chris Jordan” with Nevada Highway Patrol and said the person he was calling needed to confirm a Social Security number and date of birth, and because of a fraud case, needed to confirm a Bank of America account. The imposter then provided a fictitious case number.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is advising everyone to be vigilant and cautious if they receive a phone call from anyone requesting sensitive information. Your phone might show the call originating from NHP’s real phone number (775-687-9600) but scammers can manipulate caller ID to show any number.

NHP says if you receive a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from NHP, you should contact your local police department.

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