Blount County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

Blount County Sheriff's Office

MARYVILLE (WATE) – The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a scam wherein the caller says he is a deputy and that the victim missed a court date.

The scammer says he is a “Deputy Walker” who works for the sheriff’s office and tells the caller he or she missed a court date and must pay a fine or be arrested.

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office says they don’t employ anyone by the name of “Deputy Walker” and they would never call anyone to tell them they owe a court fine. If you receive a call from this person, hang up.

Deputies say if you want to see if there is a warrant for your arrest, you can check the “warrants” section of the sheriff’s office website.

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