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November 10, 2017

Phone Scam Alert

We have recently been notified that some of our residents have received scam phone calls, during which the caller identifies themselves as a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department employee.  The caller then informs the victim they have a warrant and provides them with instructions on how to make a payment to avoid arrest.

We would like to advise our residents that our Warrants Bureau will not call demanding payment to clear a warrant and to be cautious regarding any phone call from an unknown source demanding monetary payment.

If you receive this or other scam phone calls, you can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on their website here:

If you have been a victim of this scam, please contact your nearest service center to make a report.  Here’s a link to locate the service center nearest you:


Sergeant Shaun Hampton

Sheriff’s Spokesman

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