CHP Warns Of Another Scam Hitting The Mother Lode

CHP Warns Of Another Scam Hitting The Mother Lode

Now that IRS scams are in full swing due to tax time, the CHP is warning of another swindle hitting the Mother Lode with the caller pretending to be with law enforcement.   Officials from the San Andreas CHP Unit report one of their officers received a phone call this week with a recorded message alleging that serious criminal charges were pending against the officer and he must call the number back to clear the charges.  The CHP says this is not the first time the con-artists have used this trick, which typically cycles through the area each year.  The CHP wants to remind the public that this is a scam as law enforcement agencies never call people demanding money.  They stress never give out any information, but add that the best advice, do not call back.  In this instance, the number was from Kansas with a 913 area code.   So if a phone rings with those digits, do not answer it and for extra protection take the extra step to block the number.   As, the shysters usually target both the young and old, the CHP asks that people make sure to pass the word about this scam. 

 

Written by KVGC Staff

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