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County warns of scam

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Washoe County is warning residents to steer clear of a telephone scam that involves a caller pretending to be with the County Recorder’s Office’s “map department” and requesting payment.

“Washoe County residents should be advised that they will not receive calls from the County Recorder’s Office requesting payment,” according to a statement Washoe County made on Twitter.

The Washoe County Recorder’s Office handles documents related to real property, such as deeds and deeds of trust, homesteads, liens, and easements, among others. It’s also responsible for recording maps, mining documents, and marriage certificates.

Carla O'Day
Carla O'Day
Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.

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