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Citrus Heights PD Warns of Phone Scam

 
Citrus Heights PD Warns of Phone Scam
Posted February 21st, 2014 @ 6:28pm

Citrus Heights Police are warning you of a potential phone scam that's making its way around the state.

Officers across California are getting reports from people receivng calls from scammers pretending to be law enforcement agents.

"They would state to the receiver of the phone call that the potential victim has an active bench warrant for their arrest and a payment is needed as soon as possible," said Sergeant David Moranz.

He continued to say that victims are told if they don't wire the money, they'll soon be arrested,

"Law enforcement does not operate by calling people up and informing them they have warrants, nor would law enforcement at any time ask for money in lieu of not arresting them."

While the scam has yet to appear in the Sacramento area, it HAS been making the rounds in the Bay Area this month and officials are being proactive in getting the word out.

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