Clinton Police Department Warns of Warrant Scam

The Clinton Police Department took to social media on Wednesday to alert the public to a familiar, but all-too-common scam.

CPD says they have recently received reports from citizens about phone calls from a number that appears on their caller ID as the CPD’s non-emergency line (865-457-3112) thanks to “spoofing” technology.

When the intended victim answers the phone, the caller then tells them that they have an active warrant out for their arrest, but can avoid going to jail if they meet with officers at a local address, with cash, to pay their alleged fines.

The Clinton Police Department stresses that neither they, nor any other law enforcement agency, will call to tell you that there is a warrant for your arrest. As the post points out, “those matters are handled via paper documentation, typically served in person by a uniformed officer.”

CPD says that you can obtain warrant information, in person with a valid ID, at the police station at 125 West Broad Street.

CPD also reminds everyone to “never, ever agree to meet someone at a strange address, especially someone who calls and demands cash payment.”

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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