Tazewell County warning people of impersonating an officer phone scam

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Tazewell County police officers are warning people about a phone scam.

Tazewell County Sheriff Jeff Lower told WMBD the person claims to be an officer and tells those who answer that there are outstanding warrants that need to be paid over the phone. The department says the scammer is a man who is identifying himself as Lieutenant Matt Reynolds. Police say they would never call an individual for personal information or to make a payment.

If you receive this type of call, do not give out any of your personal information and report it by calling the police.

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