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Local Residents Receiving Scam Phone Calls Threatening Arrest

Lassen County Sheriff John McGarva is warning that scam phone calls, targeting Lassen County residents and threatening them with arrest for an outstanding warrant, are currently making the rounds.

“We have been made aware that members of the public have been contacted by someone claiming to be from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center,” explains McGarva.

The scammers are using an application that falsely identifies the caller as Lassen’s dispatch center.

“The recipients are being informed they failed to appear on a subpoena from the Lassen County Grand Jury and have an outstanding warrant for their arrest. The person will be asked to go to a local store and visit a kiosk to place money on a prepaid card and send the card in to clear the warrant.”

According to McGarva the Sheriff’s Office never handles warrants this way.

“We will contact you in person for any outstanding warrants or subpoena service. Please do not give anyone your information or submit payments to people making these claims.”

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 1.530.257.6121.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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