JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Jones County deputies said they’ve received reports about a male caller trying to scam neighbors.
The scammer told neighbors there is a warrant for their arrest, and they need to pay restitution or face arrest. Investigators said the scammer is identifying himself as a Jones County deputy.
Leaders said the department does not call and solicit payment of funds for warrants. The number associated with the scam is 601-803-3976, although that number likely has been spoofed by the scammer.
Neighbors are advised to hang up their phones if the scammer targets them.