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Tuesday 09/13/2016 4:27 PM - Phone Scam

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Phone Scam
Date and Time of Incident: Ongoing
Place of Occurrence: San Luis Obispo County
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: SCAM ALERT: The Sheriff's Office is warning about a phone scam that's targeting a number of residents in the County. Several people have called us recently to report they had been contacted by someone claiming to be from the Sheriff's Office. They were warned there was a warrant out for their arrest because they failed to appear for jury duty or they missed a court date. The caller indicates the resident can clear the warrant by making arrangements for payment usually with a pre-paid debit card. We want to warn residents these calls have no connection to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office reminds you that it is not our practice to contact residents by phone regarding these matters. We will never ask you for money over the phone. Anyone who receives a call like this should report it to their local law enforcement agency. We encourage you to please inform your family and friends about this scam so they can be prepared in the event they receive a call like this.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Tuesday 09/13/2016 4:29 PM