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Beware: Phone Scammer Claims to be KCSO Officer

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a recent phone scam. The KCSO began taking reports on May 23, 2014 about a man who places phone calls and identifies himself as Officer or Detective Eddie Biggs with the KCSO. He informs the victims that they have either missed jury duty or have an unpaid red light camera ticket. He requests that they purchase prepaid credit cards for a certain amount to pay the fines and then asks them to call him back with the numbers from the card. He has even asked one victim to meet him at 400 Main Avenue.

Anyone receiving a similar phone call is warned to not give out any personal information and is asked to contact the KCSO at (865) 215-2243 to file a report.




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