Henderson Sheriffs warning about possible scam

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.

Cathryn Khalil / ckhalil@kltv.com