The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a phone scam.

Several Kern County residents have reported receiving phone calls with a call back number 661-391-7500, KCSO’s public phone number.

The SO says scammers’ demands include paying alleged debts to the Sheriff’s Office in gift cards and asking victims to stay on the phone while payment is processed.

If you suspect a call allegedly from KCSO could be a scam, you’re advised to ask the caller for his or her name, employee identification number, reference number and a callback number which can be used to contact the office for verification.

Suspicious phone calls can be reported to KCSO at 661-861-3110.

Posted by Jeff Lemucchi