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Lee County residents warned about phone scam

Law enforcement in Lee County have issued a warning to people about an apparent phone scam.

Posted: Jan. 16, 2019 4:51 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement in Lee County have issued a warning to people about an apparent phone scam.

Officials with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department say they have been receiving large amounts of calls from citizens in regards to this scam.

It appears the scammers are targeting the area and naming the sheriff’s department and its employees.

The victims are told a warrant is out for their arrest and are urged to buy pre-paid cards to pay it off. The victims are then told to give the cards’ information to the scammer.

“Law enforcement does not call and arrange payment for fines or warrants over the phone.”

Anyone who receives a similar call is urged to contact the sheriff’s department or a local law enforcement agency.

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