OAK RIDGE - The City of Oak Ridge is warning residents of a phone scam that says it's coming from the city.
The call will show a 425 prefix and title of "CITY OF OAK RIDGE".
One of the numbers indicated as being called from is (865) 425-1892, with a recorded message stating the person has won a trip or something of value.
The City of Oak Ridge says it is a scam which utilizes "spoofing" software.
Caller ID "spoofing" is technology that causes the telephone network to indicate to the receiver of the call that the originator of the call is a station other than the true originating station.
Persons who receive these calls should hang up immediately and ignore any recorded message from the caller.
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