New Mexico State Police: Warrant Fee Scam Alert


New Mexico State Police: Warrant Fee Scam Alert

The New Mexico State Police is getting numerous reports from citizens advising they received a phone call and informed they had a warrant for their arrest and were required to pay over the phone a warrant fee to clear the arrest. 

 The return phone number of the caller in each instance was displayed as being a New Mexico State Police District office.

 The New Mexico State Police wants the public to be aware any such requests are a scam and they are investigating these calls as a criminal matter. The public should be aware neither the New Mexico State Police nor any other government or law enforcement agency would ever contact the public in such a manner and request money to be paid. 

 If any citizen receives such a phone call or any similar request for money, contact the nearest New Mexico State Police office.