Sheriff’s Foundation phone scam warning
by TP staff
Nov 20, 2013 | 3254 views | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The California State Sheriff’s Association Foundation, a charitable organization that helps provide education and training for employees of county sheriffs, is warning that someone is scamming people over the phone using the foundation’s phone number.

According to a news release from the foundation on Tuesday, Nov. 19, people getting calls from 916-375-8000 have been asked for personal information. The California State Sheriff’s Association Foundation does not ask for money or personal data by phone.

The organization offered no explanation about how someone could be calling from its phone number.

If someone gets a phone call from the number above or from anyone who claims to represent the California State Sheriff’s Association Foundation, it should be reported to Tracy police immediately.

Tracy Police Department can be reached at 831-6550 or by email

• Contact the Tracy Press newsroom at 835-3030 or

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November 20, 2013
Some years back I received such a telephone call. Told th person that I would gladly give them a check fer $10,000 if they would send a uniformed officer ta my house ta receive it.

Never had ta write that check which pretty much told me th phone call was nothin more than a scam which is what I thought it was in th first place.

Had a uniformed officer actually shown up on my doorstep, I would have said I changed my mind an given th $100 I had already prepared ta give an did give at a later date. I am quite certain th officer would have been grateful an satisfied with my contribution an completely understood that th $10,000 offer was simply bait for effect.

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