A 7 On Your Side alert tonight about a possible telephone scam.
The Henderson county Sheriff's department says someone claiming to be an authority will call you, saying a member of your family has been injured in a traffic accident.
You are then asked to contact the investigating DPS Trooper by dialing *72, then a telephone number.
But when you dial *72, you are actually activating your call forwarding.
This allows the scammer to accept collect long distance calls and charges to your number.