Brentwood Police just updated their Facebook page with the following announcement to citizens regarding a phone scam.
Over the past several days BPD has received several reports from Brentwood residents who were contacted by telephone…
Over the past several days BPD has received several reports from Brentwood residents who were contacted by telephone concerning allegedly missing jury duty. The male caller identifies themselves as a Williamson County Sheriff’s Deputy and tells the victim that they missed a court appearance. The caller tells the victim that they will be arrested unless they agree to resolve the matter by paying a fine using a prepaid money card.
These calls are a scam. No legitimate law enforcement agency would call to ask you to provide a payment using a prepaid card. The suspect in this case uses the fear of being arrested to convince his victim that it is a legitimate transaction. If you receive a call similar to this simply hang up. If you have been victimized by this scam please call your local law enforcement agency.
City of Brentwood Police Department can be contacted at 615-371-0160.