Sheriff’s office issues new phone scam alert
Beware of callers claiming to be from the sheriff’s office
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a phone scam that is making its way through the County. Several people have called the department recently to report they had been contacted by someone claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office and warning there was a warrant out for their arrest because they failed to appear for jury duty.
The caller indicates the resident can clear the warrant by making arrangements to give them a $1,000 pre-paid debit card or making a $1,000 wire transfer. The sheriff’s office warns residents these calls have no connection to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office reminds residents that it is not our practice to contact residents by phone regarding these matters. Anyone who receives a call like this should report it to their local law enforcement agency.