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Hawkins County phone scam threatened victim with jail

staff report • Apr 12, 2013 at 10:56 AM

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.

Lawson said he called back the numbers, including (505) 398-2025 and (347) 630-0529, and after identifying himself as a police officer they hung up.

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