Santa Clara County sheriff's officials are investigating reports
that a person claiming to be a fictitious "Lt. Gore" is making cold calls to
residents demanding money for missed jury duty.
The sheriff's office is advising residents to be alert. There is
no Lt. Gore employed through the sheriff's office.
Several citizens called the sheriff's office Tuesday stating that
they had received phone calls from a Lt. Gore, according to officials.
citizens said the man on the phone demanded money for warrants issued after a
failure to appear for scheduled jury duty.
Sheriff's office workers never call people with warrants asking to
receive payments over the phone, officials warn.
The scammer left the phone number (408) 886-8716 for people to
call him back. That number is not affiliated with the sheriff's office,
Anyone who has speculation after being contacted by a person
claiming to work for the sheriff's office is asked to call (408) 808-4900.