SAN DIEGO – A San Diego-area doctor is warning others after she nearly became a victim of a so-called phone scam that has drawn the attention of the county’s Sheriff’s Department.
“They are really aggressive,” Dr. Puja Vora told FOX 5. “They’re talking fast, listing all these things off and not really giving you details or a chance to ask. It’s threatening. It’s scary.”
Vora said she received a call Tuesday night from a San Diego number. At the other end of the line, a man’s voice introduced himself as “Lt. Hartman” with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. He even provided her with a badge number.
The man told Vora that two uniformed officers had come to her work and that he’d given the exact address.
“He said they had a subpoena for me to appear as an expert witness in a medical case and that I signed for,” she said.
It isn’t a new story for sheriff’s officials. Last month, the department issued a warning to the public to beware of an arrest warrant phone scam reported by six people. They say a Lt. Hartman told people they missed a court date and that they should come to the…