More Lauderdale County, MS seniors have been victims to phone scams

For the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department, phone scams are a constant issue.

"It used to be once a month, we'd get a phone call from a victim of a scam," Sheriff Billy Sollie says. "Then, it went to once a week. Now, it's almost daily we're getting a phone call."


The latest scam is an old scam that's recently returned to the area - scammers calling, claiming their victim hasn't reported to jury duty and they need to pay a hefty fine to avoid jail time.

"They targeted our area beginning last Friday," circuit clerk Donna Jill Johnson says. "They've mostly called senior citizens. They're claiming to be a lieutenant with our local sheriff's department."



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