Scam Alert From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office
We’ve 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.