North MS police issue warning of someone impersonating local officers

Police in North MS are issuing a warning about a scam involving someone or some persons impersonating police officers.

From Prentiss County Sheriffs Department:

The Prentiss County Sheriff began this morning receiving reports from individuals reporting that they had been contacted by someone identifying themselves as a Prentiss County Sheriff’s Investigator, informing them that they had missed jury duty and that there were active warrants for them.

They were instructed to purchase a $900 money card and bring it to the Sheriff’s Office to clear the matter up. The caller gave specifics about which judge and other details to convince the party’s to follow their instructions.

The Circuit Court Clerks Office also received calls from individuals that had received similar calls. We are just cautioning the public that this is a scam and don’t be fooled into becoming a victim.

This is a common Scam that circulates from time to time and we must be smart enough not to fall victim to the scammers.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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