Local Authorities Warn Of Another Phone Scam

Local Authorities Warn Of Another Phone Scam

Local authorities are warning of  another phone scam making the rounds. Within the past week, residents of both Calaveras and Tuolumne county have reported receiving a call from someone who identifies them self as Sergeant McCloud or Mcguire from the Sheriff’s Office. He tells them that a warrant has been issued for their arrest due to failure to appear for jury duty. The scammer then fishes for personal information and in one case did have the address and birth date of one resident. Phone numbers associated with this call are 209-213-3401 and 209-213-1890, which could seem legit as investigators say when that number is called a male voice claiming to be a department sergeant tells the caller to leave a message regarding the referenced court matter. Sheriff’s officials advise the public to hang up if called and that warrants are sent by mail only. They also suggest if you receive a call regarding a warrant or receive something on the mail, call your county’s superior court to verify that it is an official document. 

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