Scams hit Oxford

Scammers call residents in Oxford. Police tweet warning.

Posted: Mon Aug 20 21:25:39 PDT 2018
Updated: Mon Aug 20 21:25:40 PDT 2018

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today - oxford istheir target. wtvas taylor smith was in oxford today to speak to police.... taylor? i spoke with captain hildon sessums today and he said the scams have hit oxford but they were prepared for this to happen are are now alerting the community. ." "it's a national thing. the scammers they never stop. they target every community and right now that target is oxford." that is why the oxford police department posted this tweet on their twitter account today to warn everyone about the scam that has been happening. they say if anyone sees the number 662- 236-1310 to stay clear of it. vo: sessums also explained just because it looks like you know the number it doesn't mean its real... sot: "this is all done with voiceover internet providers...the phone call is made through a computer and then reprinted through the internet so then they can ghost the number and essentially make it any number they want. residents in the area say its happened to them as well. sot: "that happened to me! i got a call saying they had a warrant out for my arrest! i called my mom and said this isn't true is it" police say that they don't think anyone has fallen victim of it today but they do believe the scams will always be a problem so never let your guard down and give personal or payment information over the phone. in oxford taylor smith wtva nine news.... more on
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