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Franklin County sheriff warns of phone scam similar to one reported in Williamson County
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Franklin County sheriff warns of phone scam similar to one reported in Williamson County

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Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni is warning residents about a phone scam he believes to be related to one reported in Williamson County. 

Bartoni’s office sent a news release Tuesday detailing a scam in which a caller would claim to be a deputy from his office and ask for credit card information to process a bond payment that would prevent a supposed arrest. The release also said a callback number may be provided if the potential victim does not answer.

Williamson County Sheriff warms of phone scam

These details are similar to a scam Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick warned residents about this week. A caller would warn an intended victim they had missed court and needed to pay a fine.

Bartoni said Tuesday that he believes the two scams to be related, but did not have further details.

Both the Williamson and Franklin county sheriffs said their offices do not handle warrants or bond payments by demanding money over the phone.

— Isaac Smith

isaac.smith@thesouthern.com

618-351-5823

On Twitter: @ismithreports

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