The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a potential phone scam going around.
They’re looking for a suspect who’s been calling people and asking for money, Green Dot gift cards and sometimes, bank account information. We’re told the caller then threatens the person with jail time if they don’t cooperate.
The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office says it will never solicit money, donations or engage in fundraising over the phone. They warn callers not to give out personal info over the phone.
If you think you’ve been scammed, please call the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office at 865-453-4668.