MINIDOKA, Idaho (KLIX) – Residents in Minidoka County are being warned of a new telephone scam that pretends to be a law enforcement officer.

The caller will tell the recipient he or she is a local law enforcement or federal official and demand money in lieu of getting out of their warrant, grand jury or federal citation.

True law officers, however, would never call and inform a resident of a warrant and demand money like that, Minidoka County Lt. Rob Cobbley told our local media partner KMVT.

If you receive such calls, do not give any personal information or money. Instead, call the sheriff’s office to report the call, 434-2320.