Police Department Scam Alert. MCR/Charles Black/File Photo
BULLHEAD CITY — The Bullhead City Police Department recently received a report about a person from Illinois who was victimized by a ransom scam.
The scammer identified himself as a deputy with the BHCPD and said that the victim’s daughter, who lived in Flagstaff had been taken captive and a demand for a ransom was made.
Police said the victim was unable to contact their daughter, so they paid the ransom. When the victim later talked to their daughter, they realized it was a scam and contacted police.
Residents said they have received calls from people falsely identifying themselves from the BHCPD and have asked for money for their outstanding warrants or solicited funds for fallen officers.
BHCPD will never call and ask for money over the phone.
The police department reminds citizens to always be suspicious of calls, texts, emails or mail containing threats, advising they owe money or have won a prize.
BHCD encourages people to never give out personal or bank account information or send money via any method.
Simply hang up and call the number you know to be legitimate.