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* Vacaville Police Warn About Phone Scam Asking For Money For Bogus Gang Task Force

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Vacaville police are warning residents about a scam that involves telephone solicitors asking for money for a nonexistent police task force. On Friday police received several calls about a person asking for $25 donations for the Vacaville Gang Task Force. The department said it is not soliciting donations for funds for any gang task force and is not aware of an official “Vacaville Gang Task Force.”

Other Solano County agencies told Vacaville police authorities they were not involved with any financial solicitation for a Vacaville Gang Task Force. Police said the telephone scam appears to use the public’s fear of gang violence. A police agency would not call community members from a private number to ask for money, police advised.

The department suggested some tips to avoid falling prey to scams, including dealing locally with people and avoiding sharing personal financial information. The department reminds all residents, “If it seems too good to be true then it usually is.”

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 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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  • they’re so widespread that these scams are in the news everyday. But as the police kept reminding us, vigilance keeps these scammers at bay. be vigilant. keep watch. be extra careful with your information, treat it like you would your own life. and when you do, you’re fine. 😉

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