"Spoof" calls from Franklin Police number aim to trick people out of money for bail


"Spoof" calls from Franklin Police number aim to trick people out of money for bail

Fraud Alert: Scammers were calling around on Thursday using the Franklin Police Department’s phone number (615) 794-2513, and alleging that a friend or loved one is in jail and in need of bond money.

THIS IS A SCAM being perpetrated by offenders who are “spoofing” the Police Department number onto your caller ID.

The FPD will never call you to arrange for bond – NEVER. If you receive one of these calls, don’t give them a dime or your time – HANG UP!

If you have fallen victim, call Franklin Police to speak with an Officer to file a report. Under the Truth in Caller ID Act, FCC rules prohibit anyone from transmitting misleading or inaccurate caller ID information with the intent to defraud, cause harm or wrongly obtain anything of value.

Franklin Police
(615) 794-2513

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