California Authorities Warn Residents of Earthquake Phone Scam

Breitbart | 7/10/2019 | Nate Church
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On Monday, the Orange County Sheriffs Department warned Aliso Viejo, California, residents about a fake earthquake scare used to burglarize local homes.

Unidentified parties falsely alerted several homeowners that a major earthquake was imminent, likely in order to get people to leave their homes unattended. In a statement to a local Fox affiliate, the OCSD said:

Evening - Sunday - OCSD - Dispatch - Phone

On the evening of Sunday 7/7, OCSD dispatch received approximately four phone calls from residents of Aliso Viejo stating they had received a phone call saying there would be an 8.4 [magnitude] earthquake and that they should evacuate their homes immediately. Dispatchers provided the callers with information that Orange County does not have an alert system that would contact them prior to an earthquake, and that it may have been a scam.

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