"During the past two months the Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of telephone scam artists who pretend to be a family member in trouble and asking for money to be transferred to them via Western Union. Attached is the press release dated 10/20/11 with details."Whether it's a mountain lion sighting you want to know about, a plea for help in finding a missing person, or an alert to help keep you safe, if you live in the California county of San Mateo, there's an easy way to keep in the loop.
The Office of Emergency Services, headquartered in the County seat, Redwood City, administers an email alert system. (Above is the one I received today.) You're invited to register for a free account by contacting them at: smcalert.org
Stay in touch; be aware; stay safe.