Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would like to warn the public of phone call scammers impersonating L.A. County Deputies using spoofing apps that shows the number on the victim’s caller ID as the Sheriff’s office or local police agencies.

Los Angeles County continues to receive reports from residents receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be a Sheriff’s Sergeant, Lieutenant or Office Personnel asking for payment for missing grand jury duty subpoena. The scammers will then ask for some type of electronic payment, and subsequently threaten the callers with their arrest if their payment is not received.

The Sheriff’s Office does not call persons to inform them that they have a warrant for their arrest. Stay informed by following the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Headquarters social media pages and your designated patrol station to help keep you up to date on crime trends and safety tips.

To learn more tips on how to avoid falling victim to scam callers visit our website at: https://lasd.org/scam-spoofing-apps-impersonating-la-county-deputies/

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department urges the public to remain safe and reach out to your local law enforcement agencies. If you feel you have been a victim of these crimes, contact the Pico Rivera Sheriff’s Station immediately at 562.949.2421.

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