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Lake County CA Sheriff's Department
Wednesday July 10th, 2019 :: 01:24 p.m. PDT

Advisory

Phone Scam

PRESS RELEASE                                                                 
Lieutenant Rich Ward
July 10, 2019
 
 
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports from citizens who have received phone calls from persons identifying themselves as department members stating citizens have outstanding arrest warrants.  They are not only requesting personal identifying information, but also providing money wiring instructions and/or payment in the form of prepared visa cards or similar. 
 
This is a scam.  Lake County Sheriff’s Office are NOT involved in this activity and the calls should be treated as scams.  The Sheriff’s Office urges anyone who receives such a call to NOT respond to the caller. Do not provide the caller with any personally identifying information, including your name, date of birth, address, social security card, bank information, or credit card information.
 
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating these reports of fraud.  If you have any information concerning this, you may email your information to sheriff@lakesheriff.com.  If you have questions regarding criminal cases or warrants, you may call the Court Clerk’s Office at (707) 263-2374.
 

Address/Location
Lake County CA Sheriff's Department
1220 Martin St
Lakeport, CA 95453

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-263-2690

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