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Friday 01/14/2011 4:25 PM - Caution - Phone Solicitation Scam - Amber Alert

Contact: Rob Bryn
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Caution - Phone Solicitation Scam - Amber Alert
Date and Time of Incident: 1-14-11
Place of Occurrence: San Luis Obispo County
Victim Information: n/a
Suspect Information: None
Details of News Release: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is warning people of a phone scam that started last evening in the Country Club area of rural San Luis Obispo. A person called the California Highway Patrol dispatch center to report an aggressive phone solicitation for donations for "Amber Alert". The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) does not do phone solicitation for their Amber Alert program. Persons should not donate to any person calling on behalf of the Amber Alert program soliciting funds or donations. This has been validated by both the NCMEC Regional So. Cal office and headquarters Washington, DC. Persons wanting to facilitate the goals and objectives of the Amber Alert program should seek guidance from NCMEC.org.

Prepared By: rbryn
Released: Friday 01/14/2011 4:25 PM