Hinds County deputies warn residents of phone scams

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Hinds County deputies are warning residents about a phone scam.

The scammers are posing as deputies and threatening residents that they will be arrested if they don’t send them any money.

“The most recent happened this week when a scammer identifying himself as Major Bryant, calling from 601-873-3363 demanding that the targeted victim go immediately to a Dollar General Store and place money on a Green Dot Card for various amounts or they would be arrested.”

The sheriff’s department said they would never asking anyone to put money on a money card for any reason.

Contact local law enforcement if you receive any of these fraudulent type calls.

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