Phone Scammers Target Shasta County Residents

A popular telephone-based scam is being perpetrated again in Shasta County. People have been getting calls from someone claiming to law enforcement who says the victim has failed to appear for jury duty. The caller demands immediate payment by phone and threatens to come arrest the victim if they don’t comply. According to Shasta County Superior Court, this would never be a legitimate call. Although there can be sanctions for ignoring a jury summons, nobody would ever call and make threats and demands over the phone. The best solution is to simply hang up.