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NE Tennessee phone scam threatened victim with jail

April 12th, 2013 11:32 am by Staff Report

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an apparent scam in which a Hawkins County man received calls from a person claiming to be an attorney and demanding money.

A Tarpin Valley Road resident told the HCSO he received several calls Sunday and Monday from individuals claiming to be from an attorney’s office. Responding HCSO Deputy Gary Lawson stated in his report that the callers told the man they were going to put him in jail for 30 days for failure to pay them money.

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