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    Nashville police warn residents of ongoing robocall scam

    By Alicia Patton,

    25 days ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Metro Nashville Police Department is warning the public about an ongoing phone scam targeting residents.

    According to authorities, the message begins with a recorded message from an unidentified man who claims he is an employee/sergeant of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

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    Residents are then told that they need to call a phone number or visit a fake website to “resolve an unspecified issue,” officials said.

    Police said scammers then ask the victim to resolve the issue by paying with cryptocurrency gift cards or mobile apps.

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    “No member of law enforcement will ever solicit money,” said the MNPD. “The public is urged to be cautious when giving personal information to someone who is not a confirmed and trusted source.”

    Anyone with information about the scam is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 .

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