Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office wants to warn the public regarding a telephone scam. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office today has received approximately five separate complaints today from citizens, who all basically stated the following:

A male subject called them stating he is with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office or the Humboldt County Courts and they have a warrant for their arrest with a bail of $2,500.00. The caller attempts to get a payment from the intended victim. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office wants to advise the public that this person is not associated with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office or anyone else in law enforcement or Humboldt County Courts. The Sheriff's Office does not call citizens and demand they send in money to avoid arrest.

The Sheriff's Office would like to continue to remind callers to not send money, money orders, provide credit card information, checking account information or any other personal information to people over the phone or on line.