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Plumas County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

The Plumas County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens about a sophisticated phone scam, in which the caller is pretending to be a law enforcement official.

Posted: Feb 19, 2019 7:39 AM
Updated: Feb 19, 2019 11:33 AM

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif.- The Plumas County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens about a sophisticated phone scam, in which the caller is pretending to be a law enforcement official.

They say this scam has already fooled some people. According to those that have reported the scam, the caller ID indicates that the call is coming from the Sheriff's Office. They say the caller then identifies themselves as current or former law enforcement officers in Plumas County. The scammer possesses a lot of information about those that they are calling, including their names, addresses and vehicle registration information.

The callers are telling the victims that there is a warrant out for their arrest, and they are to put money in an envelope and take it to the Sheriff's Office. It's assumed that the victim would be intercepted at some point.

The Sheriff's office is asking that anyone who has received such a call to contact  (530) 283-6300 and report the incident.

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