Orange County Sheriff's Department Warns of Fake Collections Door Hangers

Editor's Note: The Orange County Sheriff's Department later determined that the door hangers were legitimate notices. They have recalled the scam alert. 

The Orange County Sheriff's Department has issued a scam alert, warning residents of fake collections door hangers.

Laguna Hills police posted the "scam alert" to Instagram on Tuesday. The photo features a green door hanger which appears to be a final notice from Cox Communications. Except it isn't, police say. 

The fake notice warns the resident that their service will be disconnected unless they make a payment. 

Someone is leaving the fake collections door hangers on Laguna Hills residences, hoping to "defraud" them, the sheriff's department wrote. 

Anyone who receives one of these notices or sees anything suspicious is asked to contact dispatch at 949-770-6011.

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