Knox County Sheriff’s Office warns of new phone scam

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a new phone scam.

Deputies say a man claiming to be Lt. Mark Harvey with the KCSO Property Crimes Unit calls people saying they have missed a court date and owe money. The man then makes arrangements fro the money to be sent or picked up.

The sheriff’s office says they do not make these calls and anyone who receives one should not send money or talk to the caller. They should simply hang up instead.

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