Phone Scammer Says He’s a Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputy, but He’s Not

Scammer posing as a sheriff's deputy is calling unsuspecting victims and demanding payment for fines—or face arrest.
July 11, 2017

 If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be a Fresno County sheriff's deputy stating that you're in trouble and you must pay now...proceed with caution.

This scam has resurfaced recently where a scammer is posing as a sheriff's deputy claiming to work in the non-existant "warrants and citation" department. The scammer uses a fake badge number and name, and tells victims they are in trouble with the law and they must pay via a gift card in order to avoid arrest. 

Fresno Bee reporter Marc Benjamin reached out to your BBB for insight on what people can do if they come across any potential scams. To read the full story click here