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New Scam Making The Rounds In Amador County

New Scam Making The Rounds In Amador County

The Amador Sheriff’s Office is warning of a new scam making the rounds of the County. The Sheriff's Office recently received a report from a citizen advising that he was the victim of a scam.  The subject said he received a phone call from 209-221-4896 that showed on the caller ID as "Martin Ryan."  When he answered the phone, the person told him that he had a warrant and that he would be arrested unless he paid $2500. The citizen was told to purchase gift cards to make the payment.  The Amador County Sheriff's Office does not collect money in lieu of going to jail.  If anyone receives a call asking for payment to be made in gift cards it is likely a scam.  There have been similar cases where the suspects posed as PG&E employees, or IRS Agents, none of whom collect gift cards as payment.  Remember, If you receive a call from an unknown person and they are requesting money or personal information, you may be the intended victim of a scam.  If you are not sure, be safe and contact the Sheriff's Office.

Written by KVGC Staff


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