Davidson County Sheriff warns residents of phone scam

Posted at 4:26 PM, Dec 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-02 17:27:52-05

Authorities are warning against a phone scam in Nashville. 

Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall says a man has been calling people claiming to be a deputy.

He then tells the victim they failed to appear in court or jury duty and says if you don't pay a specific fine you can be arrested.

Sheriff Hall says actual deputies will never call and demand money on a pre-paid debit or credit card. They won't ask how much cash you can withdraw from an ATM, and they won't make threats of arrest.

If this happens to you, get as many details as you can – including the caller's phone number – and contact Metro Police's Fraud Unit at 615-862-7594.