Salt Lake police are warning residents about a new scam.
Several states have reported problems of residents being called at random by people claiming to be officers of the local court, said Salt Lake police detective Jeff Bedard.
The caller claims an arrest warrant has been issued for the resident because they failed to show up for jury duty. When residents explain they never received a summons, the fake court official says the arrest warrant will be cancelled, but to do that, the residents need to give their dates of birth, social security numbers and sometimes credit card numbers.
Bedard said there have so far been no reports of Salt Lake residents being scammed or contacted by these people, but they are warning the public to beware.