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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday October 16th, 2019 :: 02:41 p.m. PDT


Phone Scam Hotlines

Nature of Incident: Phone Scam Hotline
Location: All Sheriff Patrol Stations
Date & Time: 10/16/2019 @ 8:00 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Administration
Residents of Ventura County have been the constant victims of scams ranging from fraudulent phone callers falsely demanding money to in person lottery scams.  In order to prevent further victimization, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has created a Scam Hotline.  Scams not only vary from County to County, they also vary from city to city so we created Scam Hotlines for every patrol station. 
When you call the hotline, a recorded message will detail the most current and prevalent scams in your area.  At the conclusion of the message, you can let us know about any other scams you are aware of.  The line is frequently monitored and we will update the current scams based on the information you provide us as well as well as information from our investigative units.  Here are the phone numbers along with a link to our website with the Scam Hotline numbers:     
Camarillo: (805) 388-5175
Headquarters (Ventura unincorporated area): (805) 654-2145
Fillmore: (805) 477-7020
Moorpark: (805) 299-1566
Ojai: (805) 477-7050
Thousand Oaks: (805) 371-8327
Please be vigilant and report any scams to us so we can share the information.  
Prepared by: Commander John Reilly  
News Release Date: 10/16/2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Commander John Reilly (805) 947-6782  

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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