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Sheriff issues warning about phone scam

North Mississippians are being reminded to not fall for a well-known scam.

Posted: Mar 8, 2019 2:35 PM
Updated: Mar 11, 2019 9:44 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - North Mississippians are being reminded to not fall for a well-known scam.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer is calling residents and asking for money.

The caller uses the names of local officers.

In order to avoid arrest, the caller orders the victim to purchase a money card and provide the card's number.

People are reminded that law enforcement agencies and court systems do not make calls to request money for payment of any kind.

Anyone who receives a similar call is asked to contact a local law enforcement agency.

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