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Sheriff gets complaints about phone scam calls

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has received complaints that a man has been making phone calls to citizens throughout the county impersonating a sheriff’s sergeant regarding outstanding warrants.

This is a scam, according to Kayla Serratto, sheriff’s public information officer.

“The Sheriff’s Office will never request funds or personal identifying information over the phone,” she writes in a news release. “If you receive a phone call of this nature, please contact Madera County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 675-7770.”

The man identifies himself as Madera County Sheriff’s Sergeant Paul Eubanks. He makes phone calls from a 559 area code, and has a voicemail set up at the return number with the same identifying information.

There is no one employed by that name at the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Serratto said.

“If you are contacted by this man, do not provide ANY information to him, and please immediately contact our office directly at 675-7770.”

The investigation into the identity of this individual remains ongoing. If you have information regarding this case, you are asked to contact Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 675-7770.


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