Scam impersonates Sheriff’s Office

April 7, 2014 

Another phone scam has surfaced in San Luis Obispo County.

A caller, claiming to be from the county Sheriff’s Office, has repeatedly phoned residents to warn that a warrant is out for their arrest because of their failure to appear for jury duty.

The caller demanded a payment of $1,000 via prepaid debit card or wire transfer in order to clear the fabricated warrant.

According to a county Sheriff’s Office news release, such phone calls are unrelated to the department.

Anyone receiving a similar phone call should report it to a local law enforcement agency.

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