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Thousand Oaks – Law Enforcement Phone Scams

The East County Investigations Fraud/Forgery Unit has seen a spike in law enforcement phone scams. Scam suspects are posing as real law enforcement officers on the phone and requesting payment for outstanding warrants. The scam starts with the suspect calling the victim on the phone. The suspect spoofs their phone number to appear as if they are calling from a real law enforcement agency, like the Thousand Oaks Police Station.  The scam suspect pretends to be a deputy or law enforcement officer and tells the victim they have an outstanding fine, missed court summons, or arrest warrant and request payment.

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