General Crime

* Sausalito Police Warn of Increase in Phone scams

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Sausalito police are warning residents to use caution after a recent increase in telephone scams. In each instance, the caller claims to be either a law enforcement officer or representative of a law firm and threatens to arrest the victim unless the person pays a “fine,” according to police. The callers tell the victims not to inform their family members or police about the call, and use intimidation techniques to persuade the victim to wire money.

Police said the callers typically have an accent or speak broken English, and the phone numbers have local area codes. Authorities have traced the numbers to fake or ambiguous companies, according to police. Police are reminding the public not to give out personal information over the phone, including dates of birth, social security numbers, or bank account information. They are advising the public to notify the Police Department immediately if contacted by a scam artist, and to provide as much information as possible about the caller.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this man or have any information that can help solve this crime.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

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