8-21-14 AREA TELEPHONE SCAM
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is issuing a warning to the public regarding a sophisticated telephone scam that has continued to surface locally. The scam involves a caller who claims to be a representative of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Warrant division, who then informs the call recipient of an outstanding warrant for their arrest that requires immediate payment. The caller will threaten arrest if the recipient does not supply a credit card number or other immediate money transfer for payment.
The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department does not handle warrant information or payment over the phone for any reason. Anyone who receives such a call is discouraged from sending money to the caller and to quickly disconnect the phone call.
Anyone who has fallen victim to this scam is asked to contact your local Sheriff’s Service Center to receive options on how to report the incident. Sheriff’s Service Center locations and hours can be found at www.sacsheriff.com.
ELK GROVE POLICE WARN OF PHONE SCAMS
08-15-14, ELK GROVE, CA – The Elk Grove Police Department would like to warn members of the community about various types of phone scams that have recently surfaced in the Elk Grove.
10-05-12 CONTRACTOR SCAM
Several surrounding counties, including Sacramento, have received numerous complaints concerning the hiring of contractors. These complaints are especially on the rise for home improvements of elderly home owners. Here is a link to a training video that has been provided by the Yolo County District Attoney's Insurance Fraud Unit.
Please click on this youtube hyyperlink and see if this can be of help to you before your hire someone to work on your residence or hire them for a special job on your property.
We hope this may help you from becoming a victim of some form of fraud, law suit or illegal business practice.
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