Caller Claims to be Judge in Phone Scam

Nashville area residents have been receiving calls saying they are about to be arrested but can avoid jail by sending money. One recipient of a call said he had a message from someone with a “strange sounding, heavily accented, and almost robotic voice.” The caller, who identified himself as Judge Kevin Mason, claimed the resident had been convicted and found guilty but his case had been continued to the next day. He went on to say that failure to return the call would lead the “high court” to send legal officers to take the recipient into custody. NewsChannel 5 investigated the claim and spoke to the “judge” who insisted $485 needed to be paid. However he hung up as soon as the reporter started asking questions. Experts recommend that recipients of such calls immediately hang up and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.