KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

      A new phone scam is appearing in our area.  Kingsport police have some advice for keeping your information safe.    

     As in the past, scammers are asking their victims to get a pre-paid card.  The most common variety of these cards is known as the "green-dot money card".  Police say the scammer will ask the person to deposit funds into the account and then provide the scammer with the account number and/or pin.

     If you are called and asked to get a pre-paid credit card, police say that should be an immediate red flag.  They say you should hang up.