Sheriff warns of new scam

Sheriff Greg Hagwood is warning Plumas County residents of a new phone scam that is rather sophisticated in nature and has fooled some individuals. His office has received multiple calls from people indicating that they have been contacted from individuals that identify themselves as current or former law enforcement officers in Plumas County. The caller ID indicates that the call is coming from the Sheriff’s Office, though it is not. The individuals possess a lot of information about those that they are calling including their names, addresses and vehicle registration information. The callers are telling the individuals that there is a warrant for their arrest and they are to put money ($400 has been one sum mentioned) in an envelope and take it to the Sheriff’s Office. It’s assumed that the individual would be intercepted at some point. Sheriff Hagwood asks that anyone who has received such a call to contact his office at 283-6300 and report the incident.