A scam that has been around for a while has turned up locally.

The Imperial County Sheriff's Office issued a s Scam Alert. Someone is calling Imperial Valley residents and claim to be an employee of the Sheriff's Office. The caller tells the individuals that they owe money for jury duty, or that they have an outstanding warrant they need to pay. Sheriff Fred Miramontez reminds you to not give out any information to the callers. Just hang up. and you can then verify by contacting the Sheriff's Office. Hang Up. It's a Scam.