Sheriff cautions Harrison County residents to beware of phone scam

Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson on Tuesday warned residents that scammers are calling residents pretending to be deputies and demanding money via a cash app to pay for uotstanding warrants.

Harrison County deputies will never call and solicit or demand money. Do not send money.

The scammers have cloned actual telephone numbers of law enforcement agencies, so when they call it looks like it is coming from Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. They identify themselves as a deputy and tells the victim there is an active warrant out for their arrest and they can avoid jail by sending money via Venmo.

Peterson said law enforcement agencies will never call and solicit money regarding active warrants.

He also asked that if anyone receives one of these calls, please report it to his office at 228-896-0678. Do not send money.

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