The Humboldt County Sheriffs Office says it’s been receiving several reports of phone scams today where the caller is claiming to be “Sgt. Marshall” with the HCSO and demanding payment/threatening arrest for missing jury duty.
Please note the Sheriff’s Office will NEVER:
Threaten to arrest you if you do not pay a fine for missing jury duty
Demand payment in exchange for dropping a warrant
Ask you to pay a fine over the phone or through a gift card/pre-paid card
Ask you to meet an officer outside the courthouse to pay a fine
?Call you for bail money for a loved one
If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from our agency demanding the above things, hang up and call us directly at (707) 445-7251.