Phone Scam Returns
September 9, 2016
UPDATE: Several citizens have called our call center after being contacted by a “DCSO employee” who requested that they go buy a prepaid debit card and give them the information on the card in order to avoid being arrested for failure to appear or failure to show for jury duty. This is similar to a case from last year which led to 51 arrests.
Though countywide warrant officers may make payment arrangements with defendants over the phone for certain warrants, our officers will never ask someone to purchase a prepaid debit or credit card for any reason.
If you know of anyone who has experienced this, please ask them to contact the Metro Nashville Police Department Fraud Unit.