New, Realistic Telephone Scam Targets Seniors

Aug 2, 2017

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department is warning seniors to be cautious of a phone scam that sounds very realistic. 

The caller claims to be from the Sheriff's Department and even uses the name of a current deputy. 

It claims that a warrant has been issued for failing to appear for jury duty.

To resolve it the caller requests a pre-paid credit card with the authorization number phoned in. 

The Sheriff's Department says it never does this or requests phone payments.

A scam alert public meeting for seniors is set for later this month in Goleta.