KCSO warns community of possible phone scam

Posted at 4:29 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 19:29:54-05

KCSO is warning the community of a possible phone scam involving an individual misidentifying himself as an employee of the Sheriff’s Office.

A citizen reported that someone who identified themselves as a person from the Sheriff’s Office inquired about why she had missed jury duty. The caller then asked for personal information like their name and address.

When the citizen became suspicious, the caller said there was a warrant out for her arrest and if she hung up, she would be arrested.

The Sheriff’s Office received a report involving a similar incident earlier this year.

If anyone receives a similar call, please report it to the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110.