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Sheriff's Dept. warns of scam regarding "arrest warrant"


Last updated 4/21/2014 at Noon

SAN DIEGO COUNTY - It's a startling phone call you could receive: "There's a warrant out for your arrest." A scam going on right now in San Diego county hopes that fear will cause residents to act without thinking.

The caller is very pushy and poses as an employee of the Sheriff's Department. To make the pitch very convincing, the scammer will:

-use the name of an actual Sheriff's Department employee

-give the actual telephone number of a Sheriff's station or substation

-have some of your personal information such as a former address or your date of birth

-threaten you with jail time o...

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