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Police imposter scamming Simi Valley elderly via phone

October 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Simi Valley police are warning residents of a man impersonating police and scamming elderly people by phone.

There have been two incidents. In both cases, a man identifying himself as a Ventura police officer told the potential victims that they failed to appear in court, and if they didn't pay him $2,000, he would arrest them.

Police hope to make an arrest using the phone number the scammer has been using, which is (805) 286-8769.

If you are contacted by someone calling from this number, police advise to politely tell the caller you are not falling for it.