FAIRFIELD — Fraudulent calls continue from a person claiming to be with the Solano County Sheriff’s Office and telling citizens they must pay $2,000 after failing to appear for a grand jury summons, law enforcement and the Solano County Superior Court officials say.
Anyone who receives a phone call from someone demanding payment for an outstanding warrant should report the incident immediately to their local law enforcement agency as a crime, the sheriff’s office said. The calls appear to be coming from a phone number in the 707 area code.
The caller asks the citizen to place the required money on a reloadable, pre-paid Green Dot Visa, debit or Mastercard. The caller then asks the citizen for the 16-digit card number on the back of the Green Dot Card.
Investigators at the Solano County Sheriff’s Office are working to identify the person or persons responsible for making the calls. Citizens receiving these types of calls should attempt to save the phone number the call originates from and provide that phone number to law enforcement.
These phone calls are similar to calls that made in Ventura County in February and in Solano County in May.
The Solano County Sheriff’s Office does not call citizens who have outstanding warrants. The Solano County Sheriff’s Office would never call citizens and ask for any personal information or money, the office said in a news release.
Citizens should protect themselves and never give out personal information to anyone over the telephone or on the computer when prompted to do so. The Solano County Sheriff’s Office also encourages everyone to shred all documents containing personal information prior to placing them in the garbage.