Jackson County sheriff warns of phone scam sending distributing images

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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is warning citizens of a disturbing phone scam that’s happened to at least two people recently.

Sheriff Mike Ezell says they’ve received text messages containing pictures of dismembered people.

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The pictures are sent with the threat saying ‘you’re next’ and also demands a payment of $5,900.

The caller claims to be the head of a criminal organization named the ‘Squadron R8 Cartel De Sinola.’ The caller knew the names and addresses of the victims.

Please be aware this is a scam and do not answer the text in an attempt to send money. Sheriff Ezell advises everyone to block the number if you receive such a message.