KCSO: Phone Scam Targets Local Homeowners

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office says it’s aware of a phone scam where callers claiming to be with the county are offering energy-efficiency inspections and in-home visits to discuss possible energy bill reductions.

They say the number has a 661 area code, but doesn’t originate from any county office.

Those who receive the suspicious calls are asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (661) 861-3110.

– Anthony Pollreisz