Special Prosecutions / Consumer Unit
The Consumer Unit investigates and prosecutes unfair, fraudulent, and dishonest business practices which harm consumers and honest businesses.
CONSUMER ALERT: Scam Claiming to Be Social Security Administration
The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office has received complaints about individuals pretending to be from the Social Security Administration that are attempting to obtain a person's social security number and money.
For details on the scam and how to protect your Social Security number, visit
If you are a victim of such a phone call, please contact your local Social Security office and file a complaint with the FTC at https://ftccomplaintassistant.gov.
CONSUMER ALERT: Phone Scam Using Sacramento DA’s Identity
The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office warns the public of a phone scam using the office’s identity.
Citizens have reported receiving phone calls from people with the “DA’s Office” asking for social security numbers and other information. Some have reported the scams involved mortgage refinances, referencing their good credit. Caller ID displays these calls as “SAC DA MAIN” or “Sacramento: Main DA.”
These calls are NOT from the District Attorney’s Office. Scammers are using the office’s identity to try and attain personal and credit card information, which can be used to commit identity theft and credit card fraud.
District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert advises the public to be aware of this and other similar scams, and to NOT provide personal identifying or financial information.