KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Knoxville Police Department is warning people about scams where a caller may pretend to be an officer with the department.
They said that during these scam calls, the scammer may tell victims that they have a warrant out for their arrest. To make the warrant go away, they tell victims they need to pay a fine.
KPD said Friday that they learned about a surge in these kinds of scam calls, and posted a reminder online that no legitimate law enforcement agency or representative would call people to request money.
They said anyone who receives a scam call where scammers pretend to be KPD officers should immediately hang up. They said people should then report the call by dialing 865-215-7268.