The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is warning the community of a phone scam in which the caller claims to be a sergeant with the Sheriff’s Office.
The caller is requesting victims to remedy civil matters by paying a fine to avoid arrest.
The general basis for the calls involve an attempt to collect money, and it’s accomplished through the victim sending a check, money order or Green Dot card.
KCSO does not contact the public via telephone to pay fines.
Anyone who receives a call from an unknown person requesting money should research the matter prior to providing any funds or personal information.
If you receive suspicious telephone calls that you believe to be a scam, call KCSO at 861-3110.