The following is a statement issued on the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page:
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has received a report of an ongoing telephone scam in Mendocino County.
The caller is identifying themselves as a representative of the Social Security Administration and is requesting personal information.
Person(s) refusing to comply with the request are being threatened that an arrest warrant will be issued for their arrest for non-compliance.
This is a SCAM and please do not given anyone your personal information over the telephone, especially during these types of telephone calls.
Please contact your local law enforcement agency prior to engaging in any similar requests to protect yourself against identity theft.