Knoxville Police warn of phone scam claiming to be officer


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Knoxville Police Department is warning of a phone scam circulating in the city.

The Department said it’s received several reports of a scammer calling people saying they’re an officer and have a warrant for their arrest. The caller has demanded money, and even lottery tickets on one occasion as compensation.

The area code of the scammer is from a 214 number.

If you get one these calls, call your local law enforcement agency.

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