Yolo courts warn of new phone scam

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Yolo Superior Court officials posted a warning last week about a phone scam in which the suspects appear to be calling from the court’s phone system.

“The scam includes telling unsuspecting members of the public that they have a pending case, owe money or have a family member in jail that needs bail money,” officials said in a post on the court’s website. “The scammer eventually asks for money to be deposited into a specified bank account.”

Anyone who receives a call from someone identifying themselves as a court employee regarding fines, warrants or money owed are cautioned to not pay any money or provide personal information.

For more information about phone scams, or to report a suspicious call, visit the Federal Trade Commission official website, https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0208-phone-scams.

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