SAN DIEGO – A San Diego-area physician is warning others after she almost grew to become a sufferer of a so-called cellphone rip-off that has drawn the eye of the county’s Sheriff’s Division.
“They’re actually aggressive,” Dr. Puja Vora advised FOX 5. “They’re speaking quick, itemizing all this stuff off and probably not supplying you with particulars or an opportunity to ask. It’s threatening. It’s scary.”
Vora stated she acquired a name Tuesday night time from a San Diego quantity. On the different finish of the road, a person’s voice launched himself as “Lt. Hartman” with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division. He even offered her with a badge quantity.
The person advised Vora that two uniformed officers had come to her work and that he’d given the precise deal with.
“He stated that they had a subpoena for me to look as an knowledgeable witness in a medical case and that I signed for,” she stated.
It isn’t a brand new story for sheriff’s officers. Final month, the division issued a warning to the public to watch out for an arrest warrant cellphone rip-off reported by six individuals. They are saying a Lt. Hartman advised individuals they missed a court docket date and that they need to come to the sheriff’s headquarters alone.
“This can be a rip-off,” the division stated final month.
In keeping with the caller, Vora was supposed to look in court docket in November, however she didn’t present up. The person then stated there now was a warrant for Vora’s arrest.
Vora is, in truth, a health care provider on the location the person gave and he’d referred to as her private quantity, making it extra convincing. Vora stated she was advised she’d want to come back to the sheriff’s division headquarters in Kearny Mesa instantly to clear up the scenario.
“I began to ask extra questions like, ‘What’s the deal with once more? Are you able to give me the badge quantity? What’s your title once more?’” she stated.
In the end, she says the person grew offended and advised her she would want to determine issues out with out his assist, that she can be arrested after which hung up.
Vora has heard of at the very least one different physician in Southern California who not too long ago acquired an analogous name.
“The specifics they gave, the ‘knowledgeable witness for a medical case due to your experience’ and issues like that,” she stated. “They actually use that private information to get to you.”
Of word, the sheriff’s division needs individuals to know warrants can’t be resolved over the cellphone or on the division headquarters. They solely would be capable of be cleared by way of the courts.
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