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Concealed carry weapon permit scam alert issued 

CCW Scam

–On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office alerted locals to a potential scam related to concealed carry weapon permits.

“Permitium, the company which runs the Sheriff’s Offices’ Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit application services, recently issued this notice after becoming aware of a scam targeting individuals with CCW permits nationwide. If you become a target of this scam, please report it to: https://www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds.”

“As a reminder for individuals with a CCW permit or for those looking to get one, you should only be dealing directly with your local law enforcement agency.”

The notice from Permitium reads:

Permitium has recently been informed of a nationwide scam that has been targeting citizens with CCW permits. Those targeted by this scam have received text messages alerting them that their permit needs to be renewed or changed and offers a link to provide the user’s information. This link is malicious and has NOT been generated by Permitium or your local agency PermitDirector Software. NO TEXT MESSAGES FROM PERMITIUM CONTAIN LINKS.

If you field calls from your community, and they feel that they have been targeted or if they have already experienced malicious intent due to this text message, please have them report the scam to https://hubs.la/H0D3T-F0 . We have confirmed that the text messages are being sent randomly from phone numbers to people across the entire nation. As always, our goal at Permitium is to be as proactive as possible when it comes to protecting the rights and personal information of our mutual customers.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.



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