Someone is impersonating a deputy sheriff in a local phone scam, and the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office warns locals not to fall for it.
“The scammers reportedly call potential victims and tell them that they need to immediately send money or a gift card to them,” sheriff’s officials said in a Facebook post. “The scammers threaten that if the potential victims do not, a warrant will be issued for their arrest, and they may go to jail.”
The Sheriff’s Office never asks for money or other financial compensation over the phone, officials say. Anyone who is targeted by this scam is asked to report it to their local law-enforcement agency.