scams

Mississippi Power offers tips to protect against scams surge

According to the Federal Trade Commission, the COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped people from trying to scam others out of money. According to the FTC, there was a huge surge in reports of scams that started on social media in…

Beware of phone scams demanding payments

Mississippi Power is urging customers to be aware of scammers from phone calls demanding payments to social media phishing attempts around April 1st. According to Mississippi Power, scammers will try a number of approaches to try and…

Beware of lottery scams

The president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation is warning people not to fall victim to scams. Tom Shaheen says in a news release Wednesday that fake communications about lottery winnings are common. He says the corporation was…

Beware! Stimulus checks attract the scammers

Now that federal stimulus checks are beginning to arrive in bank accounts or mailboxes, the Biloxi Police Department is reminding residents to beware of scams. Biloxi Police Chief John Miller, appearing on the city's daily Be Prepared video, said police…

Officer death brings out scammers in Biloxi

Last night’s murder of fallen Officer McKeithen has brought out scammers who are trying to take advantage of this tragic situation. According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, the scammers are using this to call citizens to collect donations…

Scam phone calls in Pascagoula

The Pascagoula Police Department has received reports of scam phone calls claiming to be represented by them. Reports flooded in over the weekend of residents receiving calls from people claiming to be a part of the Pascagoula Police Department and…

PayPal & Amazon Scams

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood warns PayPal and Amazon users about scams intended to gather personal information or to spread viruses. One scam involves an email with a link alerting the receiver their PayPal account has been limited for security…

Counterfeit Money Issue in Jackson County

Investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department say they're getting more reports of counterfeit money changing hands and enough is enough. News 25’s Shelby Myers tells us what you need to know to avoid becoming the victim of a scam.

Online Dating Scams

February is known as the time to celebrate love and for those who are feeling alone, Valentine’s Day weekend can make you feel especially vulnerable. Often times, people use online dating sites as a way to find that special someone…

Avoiding Holiday Scams

Holidays are the time for giving but how can you be sure your hard earned dollars are actually going to a good cause?