Telephone Scam Warning
Monday, December 15, 2003 3:00 PM
For Immediate Release:
Sutter County Sheriff’s Deputies were contacted by a citizen who reported a possible telephone scam that may be occurring in the local area. The citizen reported that he received a telephone call from a female who stated she was representing the CPI Corporation from Las Vegas, Nevada. The female went on to say that the company was giving out “gas vouchers”, for shopping at local grocery stores. The female then requested the bank account number and bank branch belonging to the citizen. The reason given for this information was to enable the female to send out the vouchers by UPS, which would cost $1.98 to do each household.
In this case the citizen understood that if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is not true, and did not give any of the requested information. Local residents are reminded that they should never give this type of information over the telephone. It is a common means for fraudulent access to banking information and may lead to identity theft as well as loss of your banking assets before it is discovered.
Contact Person and Telephone Number:
Bill Grove, Undersheriff (530) 822-7307View PDF version of this press release