Knox City Police Chief Warns Citizens of Scam

Knox City Police Chief, Clint Norem, warns us of a scam that is going around the City.

A caller claiming to be from Texas called a Knox resident to say that his granddaughter was arrested in Texas after she was involved in an accident and she needs bail money to get out of jail. A woman got on the phone and using the name of his grandchild, asked for a money order for bail money. The woman really wasn’t his grandchild. It was a scam.

Norem says that if you encounter a similar phone call, request the name of the jail facility in which the alleged person is incarcerated to verify that the person is there. Ask specific questions to make sure that the person claiming to be the grandchild is actually your grandchild. Never give out any personal information, especially social security numbers. After your conversation, notify your local law enforcement agency so officers can keep track of the activity.

A similar incident recently happened in Pulaski County.