Brentwood Police Scam Alert

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…

Posted by Brentwood Police Department on Friday, June 5, 2015

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.

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Everyone that received these calls should just hung up the phone, and report their numbers directly to FTC and the PD. Additionally, tell your friends and family about them. Also, I would like to share their numbers online, could be to Twitter, Facebook, or some sites like http://whycall.me just to make other people aware of their tricks.

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