VALLEJO — Vallejo police are warning citizens about a phone scam involving someone posing as a police official.
A Vallejo resident got contacted by the person, who was able to use a computer program to cause the caller identification on the resident’s phone to show a number associated with Vallejo police, a city press release said. The caller told the resident to pay $2,000 or face arrest and loss of children to Child Protection Services because of a pending warrant.
Anybody getting such a call should contact their local law enforcement agency, the press release said.
Fairfield police officials were unaware of such a scam being done in their city. Still, police recommended that Fairfield residents too should be on the alert for such scams.
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