CRESA 911 would like to warn the public of a new phone scam now hitting Clark County. Recently several news media outlets ran a story where it makes it look like 9-1-1 is calling you, then someone says you will be arrested if you do not send money. To complicate it more, if you do call back, it actually does call the real 9-1-1 center.
The message goes on to state that if you do not call back within 30 minutes, you will be arrested.
What is confusing most is that the Caller ID is coming in stating its 9-1-1. CRESA 9-1-1 would never ask for this type of personal information. We would never leave someone a voicemail telling them there is a warrant for their arrest.
If you receive one of these calls or voicemails, we encourage you not to call 9-1-1 back unless there is an actual emergency.
Please contact the Washington State Attorney General's Office to file a complaint. His office can be reached at 360-753-6200 or you can complete the online complaint form.
We are also including a story about this shared on KGW last week.