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1899 - Martin & Richard Wood buy J.H. Tolfree's Saugus Eating House, rename it Saugus Cafe [story]


cellphone[LASD] The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has been advised that citizens are receiving phone calls from individuals (many of which were received in the past 24 hours) who are representing themselves as Sheriff’s Department employees. The caller usually tells the citizen that there has been a warrant issued for their arrest for failure to appear for jury duty. The caller will tell the victim that they have to pay a sum of money or deputies will come and arrest them. The caller will instruct the victim to either get a money order, conduct a wire transfer, or buy a gift card (usually Green Dot) and send it to “pay the fine.”

BE ALERT, BE ADVISED, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department or any government agency will NEVER call and solicit money for fines. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department does not solicit warrant information by phone. The Sheriff’s Department or any government agency will NEVER ask you to get a money order, gift card, or wire transfer. Sheriff’s Department personnel will never go to your home to collect a fee for a warrant.

BE AWARE, NEVER give your personal information to anyone over the phone. DO NOT give callers information about your bank account, pin numbers, social security number or any type of identifying information.

Phone Scam Thieves are just that “Thieves.” They will try and trick you into giving them money and information. If you receive a call, protect yourself, your information, and DO NOT SEND MONEY!

If you receive a phone call, always verify who the caller truly is and DO NOT use a phone number they provide you as verification. Usually numbers provided by the thief will go to a voice recording/message.

If you have sent money or believe that you are a victim of a crime, please call your local Sheriff’s Station or Police Department and report the incident. In the Santa Clarita Valley please call 661-255-1121.

If you receive a suspicious phone call/solicitation that you believe is not from a real government agency, please contact the Department of Consumer Affairs at (800) 593-8222. You can also file a complaint on the DCA website at dca.lacounty.gov.

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6 Comments

  1. People are obviously stupid if they are falling for this!

  2. Tracy Linkes Sandy Devis Holguin Adam Holguin Brittany Vigeant Rhonda Schuster Vigeant Nicole Trinidad

  3. Seriously who falls for this?

  4. Seriously who falls for this?

  5. Is anyone this stupid? I would tell the thieves to call 1-800-EAT-POOP!

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