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Orange County Sheriff’s Department in San Clemente reported people have been operating a phone scam throughout the area, and they are posing as police officers soliciting money.
The scammers entice their targets to send money to them as if they’re paying an additional fine. They tell the called to wire the money via a money order or through gift cards.
San Clemente Police services vehemently stated they never solicit money. People who have a warrant in Orange County can check at ocsd.org or come to the station to make sure.
OCSD officials said for people who do receive one of these suspicious calls, report it to the sheriff’s at 949.770.6011. Do not send them money.—EH