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CPD reports new phone scam

Recently, the Collierville Police Department has reported a rise in a new type of scam.

Residents have been receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be with the police department or Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division.

The caller states that the person they are calling has warrants for their arrest and they should pay a certain amount of money to avoid jail time.

According to Collierville police, the caller instructs the victim to purchase a pre-paid Visa type card and give the caller the code number on the back. Once the code is given to the caller, the caller can transfer the money to a different account.

Residents who receive a call like this are encouraged to try to determine where the caller is claiming to have warrants and call that agency or entity directly.

Once it is determined to be a scam, report it to the law enforcement agency.

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