'Spoofing" phone scam makes calls look like they're coming from Nashville Police

Jul 31, 2020

Credit ftc.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Nashville police have issued a scam alert for Metro residents.

Police warn that scammers are making calls pretending to be officers with the department’s Domestic Violence Division.

Victims are told that they’ve been implicated in human trafficking cases, and are then asked to pay to stay out of jail.

What makes the scam especially effective is that caller ID indicates the call is coming from MNPD. It’s a practice called phone number spoofing.

Metro Police want you to know they will never demand money or ask for personal information over the phone.