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Thousand Oaks – Arrest of phone scam suspect

On 10/7/2023, Thousand Oaks Patrol Deputies received a report of an elderly resident of Thousand Oaks who suffered a significant financial loss through a phone scam.  This phone scam had similarities to an overall increasing trend of scam phone calls.  In these scams, suspects call or text victims and pretend to be with a trusted company or government entity.  The scammers will make the victims believe they are required to pay large sums of money over the phone for various reasons.  One of the common reasons includes scammers convincing the victims they are involved in a criminal investigation and must pay bail over the phone.

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