The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be wary of scams — many of which we are already familiar with, but now there appears to be a new one. Recently a community member reported being contacted by someone who said they were from the Sheriff’s Office and requested payment for an outstanding warrant. The Sheriff’s Office wants individuals to know that they would never call you to clear up an active warrant or request a payment of any kind.
What makes these scams especially effective is that caller ID indicates the call is coming from PCSO or another local number. It’s a practice called phone number spoofing. Scammers are making it increasing difficult to know when a call is real and when it is not so always beware.