Jackson police warn public about ‘traffic accident’ phone scam

JACKSON, Tenn. — Police are warning residents to answer unknown calls with caution.

According to the Jackson Police Department, they received two separate reports Friday about scam callers telling people a family member had been in a serious traffic accident.

The caller attempted to get names and other valuable information, according to a release from the department. The calls were reportedly from the 615 area code. Both people who received the calls told police the caller had a foreign accent.

Police urge anyone who gets a call of this nature to not provide any information.

If you are concerned a family member has been involved in an accident or any other incident, police say to call the Jackson Police Department at 731-425-8400.