Scam

COLUMBIA, TN (WSMV) - The Maury County Sheriff's Department is warning residents about a new phone scam.

Police said they have received multiple complaints about callers impersonating law enforcement officers and threatening to arrest the victims.

The scammers will then request money from the victim to prevent an arrest.

Law enforcement authorities will never request money in lieu of an arrest. If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you will simply be arrested.

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Kara is an Emmy Award-winning digital producer. She is a Cincinnati native and an alumna of the University of South Carolina. She previously worked at WRDW-TV in Augusta, Ga., before moving to Nashville five years ago to work at WSMV-TV.

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