CHINO (CBSLA.com) — Police warned the public Thursday of a phone scam involving suspects who demand money from victims for missing jury duty.
According to the Chino Police Department, victims have been contacted by suspects who claim to work for the San Bernardino County Court.READ MORE: Strike Averted: IATSE And AMPTP Have 'Basic Contract' Agreement, Per Officials With The Theatrical Stage Employees Union
The suspects tell victims that they have missed their jury duty summons and a warrant has been issued for their arrest, officers said.
Authorities said victims are then told that they can clear their warrant by paying a fine, usually $495, through a money order.READ MORE: Taylor's Blunder, Other Missed Chances Put LA In NLCS Hole
According to the Chino Police Department, officers have received multiple phone calls from victims who have been targeted by this scam and found that mostly senior citizens have been targeted.
Police urged citizens not to provide any personal information or money to anyone attempting to collect fees over the phone, as the county does not use this process for dealing with jury duty summons.MORE NEWS: Karen Bass Officially Kicks Off Her Run For Mayor Of Los Angeles At Saturday Event
Anyone believed to be a victim of this scam is urged to contact your local police department.