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Jury scam reported in Harrison County

Harrison County residents are asked to be aware of a jury scam. The Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s Office has been receiving reports from people who have gotten calls from someone who tells them that they have failed to appear for…

Biloxi PD warning of electric bill scams

The Biloxi Police Department is warning the public of a scam after a Biloxi citizen reported they received a call from a male who identified himself as a Coast Electric employee. The individual told the citizen Coast Electric merged with Mississippi…

Biloxi police warn about fraud attempt

Biloxi police are warning residents of an attempted fraud scheme involving people posed as Biloxi police officers attempting to collect ‘unpaid fines.’ In a public service announcement released this afternoon, police stated ‘individuals contacted citizens stating they were officers from…

Wanted for questioning in money scam

Biloxi police are searching for a man wanted for questioning in connection with a quick change money scam. The incident happened on May 5th at about 11 a.m. in the 800 block of Howard Avenue. Police say the man was…

Waveland community on the lookout

Police in Waveland are warning residents after an incident in the area of Waveland Avenue and Sears, south of the track. Two men stopped at the house of an elderly lady who was home alone, talking their way into her…

Jury duty fine scam

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is warning citizens of a scam involving jury duty. Dispatchers started receiving calls this week from citizens who say someone is calling them claiming to be a member of the department. The caller says they need…

AG Hood warns of fake website scams

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is warning about scams tied to the Equifax security breach. Equifax is an Atlanta based credit data company. It recently announced that hackers had gained access to consumers’ social security numbers, birthdates, and other information.…

Jackson County Phone Scam

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is warning residents about a phone scam. The sheriff's department says the unidentified caller tells residents he's representing the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. He then says your court date has been missed and the individual…

Mississippi Attorney General warns of Tax Scam

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is continuing to warn of a tax scam targeting employers. This second warning comes after Hood's office received a number of calls last week from organizations whose employees have fallen for the scam. Scammers pretend…