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Danville police warn residents of phone scam from callers posing as officers

Original post made on Oct 26, 2022

Someone is posing as a Danville police officer to scam callers, Police Chief Allan Shields warned residents on Monday. Callers are told they have missed jury duty and that they need to pay a fine or a warrant for their arrest will...

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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Oct 26, 2022 at 9:56 pm

Jennifer is a registered user.

Unless you're very elderly, I would think this would be hard to fall for. Danville police officers aren't going to call you if you miss jury duty. I show up for jury duty, but I doubt they do anything if you don't show up. Unless it's sent certified mail, there is no proof you received a jury summons.

The wisest thing to do is not take calls you don't recognize.

Posted by Jerry Gleiss
a resident of Danville
on Oct 29, 2022 at 10:41 am

Jerry Gleiss is a registered user.

I don't even respond to the police when they call for various donations.

Posted by Marion Davis
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Oct 29, 2022 at 2:18 pm

Marion Davis is a registered user.

What I don't like about donating to grocery store food donations and police charities is that the grocery stores (in addition to profiting off your purchase) and the police (who metely collect the monetary donations) take all of the credit. Not right.

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