LA Sheriff's Department Scam Call

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LA Sheriff's Department Scam Call
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Beware of a new Scam Call Pretending to be Los Angeles Sheriff's Department!

I recently received a message on our home phone from someone claiming he was "Deputy Brian Orr" with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and to call him back as soon as possible due to "a very serious matter".

It certainly sounded official and when I called back the number he left (213- 373-6087) you get a very believable voice recording stating "You have reached the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department; if you know your party's extension, enter that now."

Yes, I did get a "sheriff" who claimed I had two bench warrants out for my arrest due for failing to appear at a Grand Jury in Los Angeles on March 11. Of course, I had never received such notice to appear, although it was disturbing that he knew my home address. I was disconnected twice while trying to get to the bottom of this and when he called back, I mistakenly gave him my cell phone number, he claimed "we are having trouble with our phone lines today" and then "you will have to come down and......" and then got cut off again.

This made me suspicious and when I looked up the phone number and it had been reported as a scam number and not the LASD at all. When he called back a third time and I shouted out that I had looked up this number and it had been reported a scam and I was reporting it, he promptly hung up. Just a warning to any individuals who receive this call and it's very unsettling that scammers can now falsely duplicate law enforcement agencies.

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Luvaduck Mar 28, 2019 01:13 PM
LA Sheriff's Department Scam Call

Our phones have been hi-jacked. Call from an out-of-area number? I delete it without listening unless it's a known number. I'm sure I've deleted calls that weren't scams, but there is no medical or legal reason to contact me. If I pick-up, I'll be on a list that's passed around and suffer additional harassment subsequently. I'm also leery of local calls that don't identify the calling party. Often, those get short shrift, too.

a-1561434480 Mar 27, 2019 04:22 PM
LA Sheriff's Department Scam Call

Simple. Always lookup of the phone number. LASD has a website with a phone numbers listed. Never reach out to any contact information (email, phone, etc.) given to you by an unsolicited source.

d8vanilla Mar 27, 2019 12:09 PM
LA Sheriff's Department Scam Call

Make sure before calling ANY phone # that you are not familiar with, to put *67 then the phone # ..... This will make your phone # private. Otherwise, they can see your phone # , and start calling you, or selling your phone # to other scammers & telemarketers.... So, looks like this ... *67-1-213-373-6087

shorebird Mar 27, 2019 10:13 AM
LA Sheriff's Department Scam Call

Another source is usphonebook.com I entered the number there and found that it is a landline in Palm Desert.

oceandrew Mar 27, 2019 10:11 AM
LA Sheriff's Department Scam Call

Never trust "official" notices sent by phone. Not from the police, the IRS or anyone else demanding instant payment for a mishap/event you have no memory of.

shorebird Mar 27, 2019 10:08 AM
LA Sheriff's Department Scam Call

If anyone suspects that they have an unsafe number call them go to 800notes.com and enter it there. You can find out what other people have said about that number and you can enter data yourself to alert others. I get 3-4 scam calls a day so I use it all the time.

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