Bernalillo County

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Metropolitan Detention Center Warns Community of Telephone Bail Scam

8:03 AM
Julia Rivera, O (505) 839-8982, C (505) 362-1950 -

Bernalillo County – The Metropolitan Detention Center has been made aware of a potential “Bail Bond scam” involving the victim by calling them on the phone and telling them that their family member has been arrested.
Callers are requesting that friends or family members can pay a sum of funds to get their loved ones out of custody.

The scammer will then say that in order for their loved one to be released from custody, payment should be made by a specific method to a specific location.  

The Metropolitan Detention Center would like to stress to the community at no time will the Metropolitan Detention Center call anyone to request payment for the release of any inmate.

If you feel you have been a victim, please contact the local authorities.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos, and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.

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