Scammers are using electronic trickery to fool callers into believing they are getting a call from a San Diego Superior Court phone. The South County Courthouse has received calls from members of the Hispanic community stating they received a call from a Court number. The caller is telling potential victims they have a pending case and they must deposit money into a bank account or there will be a warrant for their arrest.

The scammers are apparently using software so their outgoing calls will display as an official Court phone number in Caller ID. The Court would like to remind the public that it will not demand money over to phone to clear up cases or dismiss any warrants. When in doubt, immediately hang up and call the Court on your own. Law enforcement also advises the public to hang up on the scammer or contact your local law enforcment agency if the person gets aggressive.

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