Another phone scam is plaguing the land! The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release, below, provides the details:


We’ve just been notified of a new phone scam targeting local residents and using our name. The scammer will call you claiming to be the HCSO, say that you have missed federal court jury duty and that you must pay a fine or an arrest warrant will be issued. Don’t fall for it!

The federal court will always send a jury summons by U.S. mail and will never demand payment or sensitive information over the phone. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office will never contact you for missing a federal court jury date. If you receive a call from someone demanding a fine and claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office, hang up and call our main line at (707) 445-7251.