Police Warn of Phone Scam
Police Warn of Phone ScamCity of Laguna Beach, Oct 16, 2019, Media Release
The Laguna Beach Police Department is warning the public to be on alert for a phone scam that spoofs or fakes the Laguna Beach Police Department name on a phone call, text message, or the recipient’s voicemail.
Scammers have targeted residents around the region, claiming to be a Police Officer from the Laguna Beach Police Department. The intended victim is told they have criminal charges and they must pay a fine.
The public is reminded that the Laguna Beach Police Department, or any law enforcement agency, does not call private citizens threatening arrest or requesting money and to never give out unsolicited requests for personal information to callers that you don’t know.
To avoid becoming the victim of a scam, always be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls, never give money or personal information to someone with whom you don’t have ties and did not initiate contact, and trust your instincts: if an unknown caller makes you uncomfortable or says things that don’t sound right, hang up.