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Butte County Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of Telephone Scam

Thursday, June 26, 2014/Categories: Press Release

June 26, 2014

 Oroville, Ca—The Butte County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of citizens receiving phone calls from someone identifying themselves as an employee of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, advising that a warrant is about to be issued in the citizen’s name unless a payment is made. The caller may be using a technique known as “caller ID spoofing” which allows the caller to make their phone number appear to be from the Sheriff’s Office. This is a scam. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office does not call citizens to advise them of warrants being issued.

If you receive a phone call from someone identifying themselves as a BCSO employee advising of a warrant being issued or requesting payment, do not provide any personal information or credit card numbers.  If you receive such a call, please report it to BCSO. Our non-emergency phone number is (530) 538-7322.

The safety and security of the citizens of Butte County is very important to us. We have initiated an investigation into these phone calls and will provide updated information when possible.


For more information, please contact

BCSO Media Liaison, Miranda Bowersox

(530) 538-5384 or (530) 990-6949


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