Authorities in Humboldt are concerned about a new scam that targets people ages 50- 100. The scam begins with a call from someone pretending to be a law official. They state that a family member is in jail and they need to be bailed out. They then proceed to try and get your personal information. This information can be used in a number of crimes. These crimes range from identity theft to social security fraud. Another way that the scam can target you is through Facebook. The offender will hack in to your Facebook account to obtain information about you. They will then pretend to be you and send messages to friends trying to gain information about them. If you are called by someone trying to obtain your information in this way, you are asked to contact the Humboldt law center.