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Fairfield, CA Police Department
Friday September 9th, 2022 :: 04:27 p.m. PDT


Fairfield Police Department Alerts Community to Scammers “Spoofing” Police Department’s Phone Number

The Fairfield Police Department is aware that an individual has been calling members of the community and impersonating one of our officers. The call appears to come from (707)428-7300, which is the correct number for the Fairfield Police Department. In all likelihood the individual, an unknown male, is using an app to “spoof” the agency’s number as part of a scam. “Spoofing” makes it appear as though someone is calling from a local number when they are not. 

Residents contacted report that the man claims to be conducting an investigation and, when leaving a voicemail, requests an “urgent call back” to a completely different number. The number currently being provided by the scammer is (909)236-7292, but that number may change. 

A criminal investigation is currently underway into these incidents. In the meantime, however, if you receive an unexpected call from someone purporting to be a Fairfield police officer, immediately terminate the call and phone dispatch directly at (707)428-7300 to confirm whether you have indeed been contacted by one of our officers. 

As we have advised in the past, never share any sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) over the phone, to include your birth date, address, driver’s license, credit/debit card number or social security number. 

Scams of this nature typically result in the caller requesting money or payment in a non-traditional manner - like gift cards. Never send payment of any kind unless you have confirmed with whom you are speaking and are certain of the money’s destination.  

Further updates will be provided as they become available. We ask that anyone who has received a call of this nature or has information  regarding this scam contact our Dispatch Center and ask to be transferred to Detective Matthew Reyna. 

Fairfield, CA Police Department
1000 Webster St
Fairfield, CA 94533

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-428-7300

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