The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has been made aware of a recent attempted scam in which individuals are receiving calls on cell and home phones claiming to be from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. The callers leave messages or speak to the individual answering the phone and addresses the call recipient by name and supplies a correct date of birth. The caller claims to be collecting on a payday advance loan with a case number and demands an immediate cash payment be wired or the person will face arrest, prosecution and wage garnishment.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office NEVER calls with a demand for money or payment. Any such calls are a scam and the public is warned not to wire or otherwise send money in response to such calls.
Anyone receiving a similar call demanding payment may report the attempted fraud to the District Attorney’s Office by calling 510-383-8600.