Wilson County resident receives rip-off texts demanding cash

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn (WKRN) – Bodies, death threats, and cash demands. This week a resident of Wilson County received bizarre SMS that the sheriff’s office says are fake.

One of the messages read in the section “I’m an Assassin, I Was Sent to End Your Life” and “You have to make a payment of four thousand dollars so that I can cancel the contract of the person who sent me.”

Detective Justin Cagle pointed out the poor grammar, misspellings, and poor punctuation in the texts as signs that the news is fake.

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Detective Cagle also noted that the photo the scammer contained, alluding to the fact that they killed someone, was actually a screenshot from a recent news story in which the deputy of the San Diego Sheriff passed out after he passed out during a drug downturn Has been exposed to fentanyl.

“The first thing we suggest is that they block the number and not respond to any of the messages at all,” said Cagle.

The number that texted the victims was listed as (501) 415-3676. It is important to know that the Sheriff’s Office says a lot of these scams are likely to be from overseas and the number can be manipulated.

If something doesn’t seem right, Cagle says it’s probably not right. He wants to remind people never to give out personal information or money without verifying a situation or contacting law enforcement.

“If it sounds a little lazy, don’t do anything. Ask somebody. Contact us, ”said Cagle.