Mendocino Sheriff Warns, Phone Scammers Trying to Get Personal Info From Donors Seeking to Help Fire Victims

Press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:

On 10-13-2017 the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office learned residents of Mendocino County have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to be able to provide financial aid to fire victims.

During these calls the caller has asked for personal information such as the resident’s social security number.

The public should be aware that these types of calls are from people trying to collect personal information for purposes of identity theft.

Residents are urged not to provide their personal information to anyone under these circumstances.

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