Sevierville Police Department warns of phone scam

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (SUBMITTED) - The Sevierville Police Department is warning you of a telephone scam in the Sevierville area.

On Thursday, a resident called the police department saying a he received a call from someone claiming to be a SPD dispatcher.

The caller allegedly told the resident that he owed money to a company and that if he didn’t pay the money, the caller would contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Persons committing telephone and internet fraud will often prey on less suspecting individuals and may sometimes attempt to use intimidation to get money or personal information.

The SPD reminds residents to never provide personal information or send money to anyone before confirming the authenticity of the person or company. If you have been contacted by a suspicious person requesting or demanding personal information or money, please contact the SPD (865-453-5506) or your local law enforcement agency.

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