We have previously issued alerts regarding this scam but have received recent reports that consumers are receiving calls again falsely advising that they have failed to report for jury duty and that the police are coming to their location or that an arrest warrant will be issued unless the person pays a fine. If you fail to appear for jury duty, you will not be contacted by the police.
As with any disaster,scammers try to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. The AttorneyGeneral’s Office has issued a warning to consumers to be aware of illegitimatepop-up COVID testing centers. Some of these centers take your money andnever provide test results or request personal information in order to engagein fraud.
Be cautious if you receive a text or email indicating thatFed Ex or another delivery company is trying to deliver a package and askingyou to click on a link to obtain additional information.
Scammers call and say that you have been sued or will be ifyou don’t pay a debt that you have no idea what they are talking about. In other cases, scammers pretend to be law enforcement agencies and threaten arrestor suspension of driver’s license.
Another recent scam has been reported locally in which thescammer sends a text indicating they have accessed your phone and that if youdo not pay them, they will make embarrassing photos or texts public.
We have received a report that phone solicitors arecontacting seniors representing they are part of a new County sponsored programto assist seniors with home repairs.
We have received reports that fraudulentapplications are being filed for FEMA relief. If you believe that you are thevictim of disaster relief fraud associated with FEMA, please report the frauddirectly to the FEMA Fraud Branch
On April 3, 2020, Governor Newsom issued a new Executive Order relating to price gouging during the ongoing COVID 19 crisis. The order extends the price gouging limitations through September 4, 2020 for certain products