Phone scam making the rounds in LA County

scamThe Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has recently been advised that citizens have received suspicious phone calls with the caller representing themselves as LASD personnel and asking for personal information in order to clear up warrants.

Please be advised the Sheriff’s Department does not solicit warrant information by phone.

If you receive any suspicious calls, DO NOT give out any personal information, such as address, social security number, bank account numbers, etc.

Furthermore, citizens receiving emails asking for personal information and money are encouraged to contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center at, a website jointly sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center, which offers internet crime prevention tips and an opportunity to file a complaint if you feel you are a victim of internet crime.

(Information via press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.)

  2 comments for “Phone scam making the rounds in LA County

  1. Tanya
    January 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

    This has happened to me twice they have called my family saying a warrant was issued and contacted

  2. Mike
    January 21, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Lol what a surprise. Got a weird call like this a couple days ago at work! Kinda figured

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