Kern County Sheriff’s Office Warns Residents of Possible Phone Scam

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn Kern County residents of a possible phone scam. Recently, several county residents have reported receiving telephone calls from callers identifying themselves as employees of Kern County. The callers are offering homeowners energy efficiency inspections of their homes. On one occasion, the caller asked a homeowner if they could come out to the persons home to provide information on how their electricity bill can be reduced.

The calls appear on caller ID as if they originate from a Kern County phone line, 661-836-8312, however Kern County does not have any such phone line. One of the calls received was a robocall from a business which identified itself as Sustainable Energy. A separate call originated from a person who called a county resident offering an energy inspection. Both calls came in from the same phone number.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind county residents to be guarded when receiving calls from unknown callers. Never provide an unknown caller personal information over the phone, and never allow a person you don’t know into your home. Report any suspicious calls or incidents you believe may involve fraudulent activity.

To report suspicious or possibly fraudulent activity call the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110.

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