Butte police are asking residents to be aware of a telephone scam that’s making the rounds in Butte.
Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff Ed Lester issued a statement Wednesday noting that officers have received several reports of individuals calling Butte residents claiming to be from the Butte police department. The caller reportedly tells the target that they didn’t show up for jury duty and that there is a warrant out for their arrest.
“This is a scam,” Lester said in the statement. “Butte police do not contact people by phone for warrants or to request payment of fines.”
The sheriff urged residents to not provide information to the caller and to report the call to Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff’s Department at 406-497-1120.