IMPERIAL COUNTY – The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) is warning residents of a subject pretending to be a Deputy from the ICSO advising they have a warrant for their arrest and demandingÂ payment.
Callers are being told they have to pay a fine to clear up a warrant that has been issued and are requesting they obtain a pre-paid credit card and provide the numbers on it. Sometimes they will leave a message asking you to call the Sheriffâ€™s Office at (760) 867-1020 ext. #2. The recorded prompts sound like you have called the Sheriffâ€™s Office however you have not. Our telephone numbers, like all County Offices, are in a (442) area code. Our number is (442)-265-2021.
REMINDER: Law Enforcement agencies will never call anyone and ask for any personal information or request any type of payment to clear up a warrant.
These calls are fraudulent and have no connection to the Imperial County Sheriffâ€™s Office or any other local law enforcement agency. Anyone who receives a telephone call from someone demanding payment for an outstanding warrant should report the situation immediately as a crime.
Never give or confirm personal information such as your address, phone numbers, e-mail address, driverâ€™s license number, Social Security Number (SSN), birth date, birth place, schoolâ€™s name, or student ID number to callers.
For more identity theft resources and safety tips, check out the Identity Theft Resource Center at http://www.idtheftcenter.org/