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Police in North MS warning of scam calls targeting the elderly

A sheriffs department in North Mississippi has issued a warning about scam calls being made targeting the elderly.

From the Itawamba Sheriff’s Department:

We have received reports today of scam calls to the elderly in our county. Please tell your grandparents, parents etc if they receive a call saying a relative has been injured and they need money ASAP to hang up and please do NOT give them any information. They even put a person on the phone pretending to be the injured grandson today. Thankfully they hung up on the scammer and did not fall for it.

If you believe you have received a scam such as this, contact the local police.

Jon R Myers

Jon R Myers is he executive editor of the Mississippi New Group, the largest digital only media company in Mississippi.

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