Hinds County Sheriff's Department warns of phone scam - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Hinds County Sheriff's Department warns of phone scam

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HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hinds County Sheriff’s Officials said they are receiving complaints of phone scammers setting up a fake answering service in the department's name.

Criminals posing as Sheriff’s Deputies, tell innocent people to obtain a Green-Dot money card number to avoid being arrested for failing to show up for court.

The scammer calls from 601-863-0890 and leaves a message. When the victim calls the number, the recorded answering device states that you have reached the County Sheriff’s Office.

It asks you to leave your contact number. Usually within a few minutes, the scammer will call you and convince the victim to send the Green-Dot information.

"This individual is very convincing", said Major Pete Luke.

Major said, "please know that law enforcement officers will not ask for money over the phone. Do not fall victim to this scam. Hang up and notify law enforcement."

Again, the number being given out is, 601-863-0890.

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