BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Sheriff's Office is warning people of a phone scam happening in Kern County. According to deputies, a person will call claiming to be a Sergeant with the Sheriff's Office and requesting victims to remedy civil matters by paying a fine to avoid arrest.
The sheriff's office said that KCSO does not contact the public via telephone to pay fines.
There have also been additional phone scams in which people are claiming to be members of other governmental agencies and attempting to claim money from the call taker.
Members of the community should be cautious when providing any information in these telephone conversations.
KCSO said that anyone receiving calls from unknown callers 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, you are urged to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office communication center at (661)861-3110, or your local law enforcement agency, to report the incident.