Scam artist poses as Clarksville police - WSMV Channel 4

Scam artist poses as Clarksville police

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CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Someone is trying to run a scam, and they are using the Clarksville Police Department's phone number to do it.

A woman contacted Clarksville police to report that a man called her and claimed he was from the department.

He told her that if she didn't pay $5,000, she would be arrested.

And, she said, the number that came up in her caller ID was the correct number for the department.

Police officials say they had nothing to do with it, and they remind anyone that, when in doubt, always call a business or organization back - directly - to verify the claims.

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