Oak Ridge warning residents of ‘spoofing’ phone scam

Spoofed phone in Oak Ridge (Photo: City of Oak Ridge)

OAK RIDGE (WATE) – The City of Oak Ridge is warning residents of a phone scam.

Residents may receive a phone call from numbers with a “425” prefix and the title “City of Oak Ridge.” One of the suspected numbers is 865-425-1892. These calls are not from the city.

Some callers have received voice messages saying they have won a trip and other things.

The scam, called “spoofing,” uses technology to make a telephone network hide the originator of the call.

If you receive a call, hang up immediately and ignore messages.

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