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Ceres Police Department
Thursday May 29th, 2014 :: 01:53 p.m. PDT

Advisory

Police Warning Residents of Scammers Claiming to be TID Employees

Ceres, CA - Ceres Police Department has received multiple reports of Ceres resident receiving calls from someone claiming to be associated with Turlock Irrigation District to schedule a time for them to go to their home and look at their meter. They are claiming there is an issue that can cause a fire or explosion. In one instance, a resident scheduled an appointment and were then told that they needed to go to Walgreens to make a $300 payment.

Residents who receive these calls should contact Turlock Irrigation District customer service (209) 883-8222 to confirm whether there are any meter or service issues related to their account. Never give your personal information or send money to random callers. If a suspicious person goes to your home attempting to collect money, please contact Ceres Police Dispatch (209) 538-5712 immediately so an officer can investigate.

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Address/Location
Ceres Police Department
2727 3rd St
Ceres, CA 95307

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-538-5712

Sergeant Patrick Crane
Patrol
pcrane@ci.ceres.ca.us
209-538-5706

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