Jasper County Sheriff's Dept. warns public of phone scam

Jasper County Sheriff's Dept. warns public of phone scam
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JASPER COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a potential phone scam.

According to Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson, residents of the county have reported they're getting calls from a person claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House.

The scammer tells people they have won a large sum of money and are asking residence to send money in order to receive their award. Johnson says this suspicious act is believed to be a scam and is warning residents to be cautious when dealing with calls like this.

If you receive any calls like this, or have any questions or concerns, contact the Jasper County Sheriff's Department at (601)-764-2588.