Plumas County Sheriff warns against telephone scam

The Sheriff’s Office said their employees and deputies will never demand money or other payment over the telephone, for any reason.

Posted: Mar 20, 2021 12:11 PM

QUINCY, Calif. – The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office has issued an alert about telephone scam attempts.

Someone has been calling people and identifying him/herself as a deputy of the Sheriff’s Office. The scammer then has told people that there is a warrant out for their arrest, officers said.

The caller has demanded money and other identifying information. The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office said this caller may be using the name of an actual deputy or employee of their law enforcement agency.

The Sheriff’s Office said their employees and deputies will never demand money or other payment over the telephone, for any reason.
They are warning people not to give out any identifying information or access to their money over their telephones and electronic devices.

If you have been targeted for this or a similar scam, contact your local Sheriff’s Office.

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