Another phone scam has surfaced in Humboldt County.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office put out a release stating phone scammers are pretending to be an administrative sergeant or lieutenant from the sheriff’s office, are able to provide detailed personal information about the person they called, and tell them they have multiple warrants out for their arrest. Upon calling the number back, people are directed to a phone tree similar to the sheriff’s office phone tree.

“The scammer instructs the victim to go to a CVS, Walgreens or Home Depot, purchase $2,000 worth of “electronic vouchers”, and then provide those vouchers to the scammer,” the Sheriff’s Office release states, but the agency reminded residents it will never call residents and ask them to do something like that.

To report receipt of a scam call to the sheriff’s office, call 707-445-7251, and to the Federal Trade Commission at

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