Scam targets people using marriage/divorce records

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Officials say scammers are calling people about their marriage records.

Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson says scammers are calling people who are married and telling them they're bigamists because they remarried without their divorce being finalized. Johnson says everyone should be cautious when receiving these calls.

"I had two calls yesterday from people verifying they were married or verifying they were divorced. They were all panicked because they were contacted saying they were bigamist and if they would send money, the courts would clear it up," Johnson says.

Johnson says there are other scams targeting credit card readers on gas pumps. She says paying inside is a good way to avoid being a victim of those.