Released: December 3, 2021 - Friday, 09:26 PM

Phone Scam

Contact: Sheriff's OfficePhone: (805) (805)781-4550Date and time of incident: Currently OngoingPlace of Occurrence: San Luis Obispo CountyVictim Information: N/ASuspect Information: N/AThe Sheriff's Office is again issuing a warning about a phone scam that is targeting residents in the County.

Residents have reported being contacted by someone claiming to be a Sergeant with the Sheriff's Office. The caller indicates the resident can clear their case by purchasing gift cards and providing the gift card numbers to the caller.

We want to caution residents that this is a scam. The Sheriff's Office reminds you that it is not our practice to contact residents by phone regarding these matters. Deputy Sheriff's will never request money or gift cards in lieu of bail.

Anyone who receives a call like this should report it to their local law enforcement agency or contact the Sheriff's Office at 805-781-4550.

We encourage you to please inform your family and friends about this scam so they can be prepared in the event they receive a call like this.