Knox County Sheriff warns public of ongoing phone scam

The Knox County Sheriff’s Department is warning the public of an ongoing phone scam. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the number on the caller ID came from the “Knox County Admin Office.” The scam victim was told they had a Knox County Warrant with a bond amount of $4,000. The caller then advised the victim the warrant could be taken care of with the settled amount of $2,000 in vouchers. The Knox County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that they will never call you to inform you of a warrant nor will they request money over the phone or request vouchers for payment.
If you are unsure if the person you are speaking to is employed by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, please hang up the phone and call the Sheriff’s Office to confirm the legitimacy of the call.