Written by The Business Journal Staff
The Fresno County Superior Court has issued a scam warning to residents who have been receiving fraudulent phone calls.
The court was alerted that people have been calling members of the public purporting to represent the Fresno County Superior Court, and demanding payment and/ or a credit card number to prevent a warrant for arrest from being issued.
These types of scams, sometimes including threats regarding failure to appear for jury duty, occur regularly and vary in the type of threat, but a request for payment to prevent arrest is a common theme, according to the court.
The caller and the caller I.D. may even appear legitimate, according to the court.
Fresno County Superior Court would like to remind the public it does not call to obtain personal information such as social security numbers, financial information or to request payment.
If you receive a call from an individual who states that they are calling from a court, do not give the caller any personal information. If you think that the call may be legitimate, contact the court directly after obtaining contact information independently. The information number to the Fresno County Superior Court is (559) 457-2000.
If you receive a fraudulent call, report it to your local law enforcement agency.