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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday October 11th, 2018 :: 04:59 p.m. PDT

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News Story - Phone Scam

Nature of Incident: Attempt Phone Scam

Report Number: RB# 18-159320

Location: City of Camarillo/ Ventura County

Date & Time: October 10, 2018

Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Investigations

(V)ictim City of Residence Age

Adult female Camarillo 62

Narrative:

On 10/10/2018, a Camarillo resident received a phone call from an unknown male subject claiming to be a Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy. The suspect told the victim she had a warrant and needed to call (844) 335-1152 to clear the warrant.

The victim called the number given and a male subject with a “Hispanic accent” answered. The male subject identified himself as “David Williams” and told the victim he worked for U.S. Financial. Williams told the victim to go to CVS or Vons and purchase a “Google Pay Card” for $500.00. The victim was told by a CVS employee that the call was fraudulent and did not complete the transaction.

There have been multiple similar incidents reported within Ventura County over the last few months. Please do not become a victim of these scams and notify local law enforcement of any suspicious activity.

Anyone with information about the suspect(s) is asked to contact Detective Jacob Holt at (805) 388-5115 or at jacob.holt@ventura.org.

Prepared by: Detective Jacob Holt #4360

News Release Date: October 12, 2018

Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Jacob Holt (805) 947-8312

Jacob.holt@ventura.org

CHIEF OF POLICE

COMMANDER DAVE MURRAY

SHERIFF

GEOFF DEAN

Approved by: Captain Jeremy Paris

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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Ventura, CA 93009

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