PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - Scammers are using the names of law enforcement officers in an attempt to extort money over the phone.
The Pontotoc Police Department shared the information on Thursday, Sept. 23.
According to the department, the scammers are using the names and badge numbers of local and federal law enforcement officers.
The scammers try to convince victims to put money on prepaid cards.
"Law enforcement will not contact you by phone to collect any funds/money," Pontotoc Police shared on Thursday.