BEWARE: Scammer Threatens to Visit Your Home in "Fake Fines" and Family Member in Jail Hoax

Feb 28, 2022 at 11:11 am by WGNS

WGNS has more scams to report. This time, we head to nearby Bedford County, where the Sheriff’s Department is alerting the public of a scam in the area that involves a caller telling the intended victim that a family member is in jail.

While similar scams have been reported in the past targeting Rutherford County residents, it seems to have grown to include the Shelbyville area.

The caller tells the potential victim that there is a fine involved and that a fine must be paid in order for their family member to be released from jail.

This scam goes a step further than previous ones reported. This scam attempts to involve the scammer actually threatening to visit the intended victims’ residence after the initial call to further request money.

If someone attempts this on you, contact local authorities and do not give out money or personal information.

Source: Partner Station WMSR


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