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LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday April 25th, 2019 :: 03:50 p.m. PDT


New Phone Scam Alert; Scammers posing as members of LASD.


Recently, it has come to the attention of several Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Stations that aggressive phone scammers posing as members of LASD have been calling victims, saying they need to meet up to resolve a legal matter. The scammers are scaring victims by telling them they have an arrest warrant, subpoena or jury duty.

The scammers then threaten the victims with a search warrant for their home and ends the call by telling the victim to put money on a prepaid card. THIS IS A SCAM.

1. No legitimate police agency will ever ask you to verify your information over the phone. You should never provide your social security number, address, middle name or any other information to anyone calling you.

2. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will never demand an immediate payment in lieu of an arrest. Often times, scammers will use the sense of urgency to rush you to make a payment, threatening to arrest you if you don't pay immediately. That is not how we work.

3. You will never be asked to pay for any legal matter with a Western Union account, prepaid card, ITunes card or any other form of pre paid card.

4. If you ever receive a call from anyone identifying themselves as a peace officer, make sure you ask for their employee number and what station they work out of. You can search for the public telephone number for that station and call back. Do not call the number provided to you by the caller, this may be part of the scam.

Keep in mind, scammers are looking for a fast, easy victim. They will use a sense of urgency and instill fear, to get you to act quickly. Many times, elderly family members and those that do not speak English are targeted. Make sure you share this information with your friends and family.

If you feel you have been a victim of a crime, call us at (661) 948-8466, we are only a phone call away!

"If You See Something, Say Something"

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Station at (661) 948-8466. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Lancaster, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, and the unincorporated communities of Antelope Acres, Lake Los Angeles, and Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley.
Ali Villalobos
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
501 W Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534
Station (661) 948-8466
Desk (661) 524-2154
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LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
501 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-948-8466

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