Nashville Residents Alerted to Ongoing Robocall Scam

Residents warned about a robocall scam impersonating Davidson County Sheriff's Office employees.

Residents of Nashville are being warned about an ongoing robocall scam. The scam begins with a recorded message from a person claiming to be an employee or sergeant of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. The message falsely informs recipients that they need to call a phone number or visit a fraudulent website to resolve an unspecified “issue.”

Victims of this scam have been instructed to pay using cryptocurrency, gift cards, or mobile payment apps. Similar scams have been reported across the United States. It is important to note that no legitimate member of law enforcement will ever solicit money from the public.

Residents are urged to exercise caution when asked to provide personal information to unverified sources. Anyone with information regarding this scam is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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Awareness Raised on World Elder Abuse Day

U.S. Attorney Henry C. Leventis and various leaders acknowledged World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, emphasizing the importance of education and collaboration to combat elder abuse, which includes physical, financial, sexual, and psychological harm. The Justice Department has several initiatives, such as the Transnational Elder Fraud Task Force and the Money Mule Initiative, to investigate scams and educate the public, aiming to protect older individuals from fraud and abuse. Recent efforts include prosecuting a defendant who defrauded an elderly widow of over $1 million. For more details on elder justice efforts, visit the Elder Justice Initiative page or report elder fraud via the National Elder Fraud Hotline and the FBI’s IC3 Elder Fraud Complaint Center at