Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam Affecting Area Residents
By Timothy Perry
September 11, 2015 - 3:16 PM
Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer issued a statement today warning of a phone scam targeting local residents.
last couple of weeks the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving
information from local residents concerning suspicious phone calls.
Usually the scam involves claiming the victim owes money to the Internal
They demand the call recipient pay immediately and may request credit
card information over the phone. They often make threats about
contacting local law enforcement agencies to have you arrested.
caller may sound legitimate, and even have some personal information
about the victim. They try and trick the victim into sharing private
the Sheriff's Office urges people to not give their personal or credit card
information over the phone, especially if they did not initiate the
Those who have been contacted by the scammers or have information about this scam may contact the Knox County sheriff's Office at 740-397-3333.
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