Oxford police issue phone scam warning

Oxford police are warning their citizens of a phone scam.

Posted: Aug 20, 2018 2:04 PM
Updated: Aug 21, 2018 9:46 AM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Oxford police are warning their citizens of a phone scam.

"It’s a national thing. The scammers they never stop. They target every community and right now that target is Oxford,” Captain Hildon Sessums said.

That is why the Oxford Police department tweeted this tweet, to warn the community.

"This is all done with voice over internet providers. The phone call is made through a computer and then reprinted through the internet," Sessums explained. "So then they can ghost the number and essentially make it any number they want."

No one in Oxford has fallen victim to the scams that the police know of.

Never give out your information or payment to someone who randomly calls you.

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