Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said she got a call from a Summit County resident last week about a sketchy call made by someone claiming to be with the County Clerk Fraud Division.
The caller reportedly said he was trying to reach the woman's daughter and if he didn't receive a call back within two hours — an arrest warrant would be issued.
The woman called Walsh's office instead.
"He was likely trying to gain personal information that he could use to steal the daughter’s identity, or trick her into paying money.This scam may work because you’re caught off guard and fearful of being arrested," Walsh said in a prepared statement.
Court workers do not leave this type of message, according to the prosecutor.
Walsh said if anyone gets a similar call — call the court house to verify it first.
"A similar scam was circulating a few years ago in which someone claiming to work for the court called individuals and told them they had failed to report for jury duty," the press release said. "The caller threatened to issue an arrest warrant unless they provided personal information to verify their identity."