The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn citizens that they are continuing to see a large number of residents who are becoming victims of a phone scam. On February 19, about 25 people at the Sheriff’s Office Main Headquarters reported that they had been contacted directly by the Sheriff’s Office and warned that a warrant was out for their arrest because they did not show up for required jury duty.
The caller then demanded the resident use a pre-paid credit card to clear the outstanding warrant. The S.O. has had several hundred phone calls of this sort reported across Santa Barbara County the past several weeks. The Sheriff’s Office wants to cau Read More »