Upon information received from the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court,
the OSA is warning New Mexicans to be aware of fraudsters using public
court records to scam residents. The court has reported that a number of
people have contacted them stating they have received calls from
individuals claiming to be law enforcement or a court employee and
demanding cash to avoid being arrested.

“Don’t be fooled, if someone calls demanding cash in exchange for your
freedom it is a scam,” said Auditor Colón. “No court or Sheriff in New
Mexico will call you asking for cash to stay out of jail.”

Click here to read the Full Fraud Alert

To report waste, fraud, or abuse in any public entity in New Mexico:
Report online: www.osa.nm.gov
Hotline: 1-866-OSA-Fraud