Over the weekend several Kennewick residents reported getting calls from someone claiming to be Lt. Greg Carr with the Franklin County Federal Warrants Division.
The man told one woman she needed to pay a $1,000 fine because they failed to show up for jury duty. She also was told that if she didn't pay the fine she would be arrested and jailed.
The caller also said the payment must be a money order because he could not accept checks, debit or credit cards.
Most callers realized it was a scam and hung up without paying anything.
No local or federal law enforcement agency will make calls like this, said Kennewick police.