BCSO investigating new phone scam

Jul 27, 2015 4:28 PM by News Staff

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a new phone scam making its way around the county.

According to the sheriff’s office, a caller identifies them self as Lieutenant Greg Allen, who tells residents they owe money or will be arrested for missing jury summons.

The scammer then tells the victim to go to a grocery store and buy a loadable gift card to pay the fee with.

Sheriff’s officials say nobody from law enforcement will ever call and ask for money over the phone.

Anyone who receives a call of this nature is advised to hang-up immediately.


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