Phone scam claims to be with the Latah County Sheriff's Office

MOSCOW, ID - A specific phone scam in our area police want you to know about.

The caller claims to be a Latah County deputy, sometimes identifying himself as Sergeant Butler. He tells victims there's a warrant for their arrest for failure to report to jury duty, then offers to make arrangements for payment of a fine to cancel the warrant.

The Latah County Sheriff's Office said they'll never contact you to arrange these sort of payments.

If you receive a call like this, don't give out any personal information and report it to your local law enforcement agency.