Residents urged to be cautious as phone scams continue

Lowndes County officers are warning residents about several phone scams.

Posted: May. 29, 2018 12:21 PM

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Lowndes County officers are warning residents about several phone scams.

Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says his department has received several calls from residents stating they received calls from an out-of-state phone number claiming to be the IRS.

The scammer is demanding payment immediately with the threat of being arrested.

Miley says the sheriff's department also started seeing another phone scam. In this second scam, the scammer tells the victim they won a large sum of money, but the victim would need to send money first to receive the larger sum.

People are warned to be cautious of such calls and just hang up the phone.

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