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Phony Sheriff Fundraiser Warning

A warning for residents of Calaveras County: watch out for a phony telephone fundraising scam.

The Calaveras County Sheriff´s Department says someone is calling residents, asking for a ten-dollar donation to benefit the “Dead Deputies Fund”.

Officials say there´s no such fundraiser going on, and it´s important to avoid giving personal information to strangers over the phone.

If you feel you´ve been the victim of this or any other identity theft scam, you should contact the Sheriff´s Department.