The following is a press released issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
As of 01-27-2021, Sheriff Matthew C. Kendall has received several reports from the public about a fraudulent telephone scam that is occurring in Mendocino County.
This telephone scam is in no way associated with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and has no legitimate law enforcement purpose.
The telephone scam is reported to be a caller who is posing as a Customs Agent advising they have intercepted a drug package and are asking for a return call.
The public is urged against engaging in this fraudulent telephone scam and immediately report any such behavior to their local law enforcement agency.
In an effort to combat identity theft during this type of telephone scam, please do not provide any personal identifying information over the telephone to include social security numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, or your personal address.