HILLSBOROUGH (BCN) — Police are warning Hillsborough residents to be on the lookout for telephone scam involving a caller falsely identifying themselves as a San Mateo County sheriff’s lieutenant.
On Monday, police received several calls reporting the phone scam in which a person claims to be Lt. Paul Stevens with the sheriff’s office and leaves a message telling the resident they have missed a court date, according to police.
The caller then advises the resident to call them back at (650) 435-3926 and provide personal details about themselves, police said.
Police investigators have confirmed with the sheriff’s office that no such employee exists, confirming the calls are a scam, according to police.
Anyone who receives such a call is advised not to provide personal information, police said.
Authorities do not solicit personal information from residents over the phone, according to police.