Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Warns Of UGG Boot Scam

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind residents to use caution when shopping on-line or when receiving e-mail advertisements this holiday season. This is the busiest time of year for internet scammers who are out to take advantage of busy consumers.

While there are many internet scams out there, the Sheriff’s Office was notified about one in particular that we wanted to caution residents to be aware of. An e-mail advertisement is being sent to residents from a source claiming to be UGG Australia that offers 65% off on UGG boots along with other deals. Based on a call the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office made to UGG in Ventura, the site called is not legitimate.

The Sheriff’s Office wants to encourage residents to protect themselves from cybercriminals by being extra vigilant and skeptical when shopping on-line.