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California Highway Patrol warns of phony calls


Last updated 11/15/2012 at Noon

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has received calls from San Diego residents stating that they have been contacted by individuals claiming to be a law enforcement employee. The callers will identify themselves as members of the California Highway Patrol, will provide false information regarding a loved one or relative and make various demands. Many times the caller will use the name of the person being called.

In one case reported, the caller claimed to be a CHP Sergeant who had the victim’s grandson in a holding cell. The caller related the grandson had been...

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