Card skimmers are being used to steal welfare benefits in Mississippi. The Department of Human Services says people using their EBT cards at grocery stores have fallen victim to a scam where thieves use skimming devices to steal the SNAP benefits. Skimmers are nothing... Read More.
An online scheme that's become an increasing concern for parents across the country has already hit home in the worst possible way for one family in Mississippi. A Starkville father says his teenage son killed himself after getting caught up in a sextortion scheme... Read More.
A local gas company is warning customers about con men posing as bill collectors. Atmos Energy says sometimes those crooks come to your door threatening to shut off your gas and demanding money immediately. But the company says it doesn't send employees to collect... Read More.
Regions Bank is warning customers of a potential scam.According to an email sent to customers, scammers have been sending text messages and phone calls posing as Regions bankers in an effort to gain access to their accounts.An excerpt from the email reads: "
A scam threatening citizens of Philadelphia with arrest for not showing up for jury duty has been brought to the attention of the Philadelphia Police Department after the scammers used the department’s phone number.Several complainants stated that the caller said that, since they had... Read More.
Another day another scam and it is hitting our community directly. This time it is the medical emergency scam. According to Leake County Sheriff Randy Atkinson this is how it works. "A person calls one of your close relatives and says they are an... Read More.
The Scam Report is back, and this time it deals with those Sugar Daddy, Sugar Mama offers. According to the Better Business Bureau this is a new approach to a romance scam. In this scenario a so-called love interest reaches out to you through... Read More.
Love is in the air or maybe not. If you are thinking about checking out romance on a dating app this weekend, be careful and watch out. The BBB is reporting that with the recent increase of CARES Act funding, some of that money... Read More.
Once again the offer just might be to good too be true. Phone messages are being received on cell phones from a "Mr. Cooper" saying he is a manager with a company called Wells Fargo Bank Financial. Mr. Cooper says "a certified cashier's check... Read More.
Leake County Sheriff Randy Atkinson has issued an advisory to residents about scam phone calls regarding the stimulus package. Sheriff Atkinson advises you to not give out any personal information over the phone. If you think you have received one of these phone calls,... Read More.
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is alerting the public of increased scam calls claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, many of which are coming from an 844 prefix.He is urging the public to be cautious about answering unknown numbers, returning... Read More.