Solano County residents are advised to be on alert for fraudulent
phone calls in a jury duty scam, a sheriff's deputy said today.
The caller, who claims to be with the county sheriff's office,
tells citizens that they failed to appear for a Grand Jury summons and must
pay $2,000 to dismiss a felony warrant against them, Deputy Daryl Snedeker
The calls appear to be coming from the 707 area code, Snedeker
The caller asks the citizen to place the money on a re-loadable,
pre-paid Green Dot debit Visa or Mastercard, then asks the citizen for the
16-digit card number on the back of the Green Dot card, Snedeker said.
The fraudulent calls have no connection to the Solano County
Sheriff's Office, the county's Grand Jury or any other law enforcement
Anyone who receives such a call should contact local law enforcement,
Citizens should try to save the caller's phone number and inform
The calls are similar to those made in Ventura County in February,