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Metro Police Warn Nashvillians About Phone Scam

7/18/2014

July 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fraud Unit detectives are warning Nashvillians about a scam that has occurred at least three times in the past 36 hours in which a person with a foreign accent calls from what appears to be a police department phone number and tells the person they must pay money or face arrest.
         
The Metro Nashville Police Department wants to make it very clear that these calls are absolutely false.  In one case, the man identified himself as Chief George Turner and told the victim that he was calling about a federal warrant.  No one from the Metro Police Department will ever call a citizen seeking payment of any kind.
         
Anyone who receives such a call is encouraged to hang up and report it by calling the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600.
         
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