New phone scam trying to get personal info, money

Multiple new phone scams are being reported in Tippah County and north Mississippi by local residents and authorities. One such claim is attempting to get your social security number and the other is claiming to be the police and demanding money.

The first scam is claiming to be your phone company and threatening to turn off your phone service. They are attempting to get your social security number.

Another scam is described as this way by police in north Mississippi:

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October 15, 2018, The caller uses police rank to identify himself. They tell you that you’ve missed jury duty and now have a warrant for your arrest. They threaten you to stay on the line and pay the fines by phone, or the police will pick you up.

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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