JASPER COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Jasper County Sheriff's Department warned residents of a reported scam on Facebook Tuesday.
The department received a report of a man approaching a home on County Road 1521 and asking for the man that lives there by name, according to the Facebook post. The man's wife let the suspect into the home while her husband was out back.
The suspect asked for money to bury his brother who was killed in Philadelphia, Miss. When the husband saw the man, he did not know him and told him to leave.
The man was traveling in a tan Chevrolet pickup truck with another man that remained in the vehicle.
The scam has been reported in Smith County, and the sheriff's department said it probably the same people that were reported a couple months ago in the northern part of Jasper County.
The sheriff's department said to not let these men enter your home and call the sheriff's department at 601-764-2588 if you encounter them.