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Sheriff's Department

Posted on: March 23, 2021

FRAUD ALERT - TELEPHONE SCAM!!!

Fraud Alert

FRAUD ALERT - TELEPHONE SCAM!!!
The Merced County Sheriff's Office has received several reports from victims of a telephone scam. The victims reported an unknown male subject is claiming to be a Sergeant from the Merced County Sheriff's Office Court Security Bureau. Furthermore, the unknown subject informed the victims they had missed their scheduled jury duty and asked to call a phone number. Once the victim calls the number they are asked to provide personal information and perform tasks like buying gift cards, credit cards, and things of that nature. 
The Merced County Sheriff’s Office would like the public to be aware that we never solicit calls for money in lieu of arrest from anyone. 
If you receive one of these phone calls, we encourage you to contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. It is important for citizens to be alert, remain vigilant, and always protect your personal information.

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