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Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Office warns public of new phone scam

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

The Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office, along with Caruthersville police, wish to warn the public of a new phone scam targeting residents in the area.

The sheriff's office has received several calls from people claiming to have been victim to the scam.

Victims say they have received a call from the sheriff’s office's phone number and a person with a strong Middle-Eastern accent identifies his or herself as being from the sheriff’s office. The caller then asks for money, threatening the person with arrest if they do not comply.

Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell is warning anyone who receives such calls to hang up. He said the sheriff's office does not call anyone asking for money and never threatens arrest for not complying.

Authorities say the scammers are probably using a number generator to make it look as if it from the sheriff’s office.

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