Lauderdale County Deputy warns about recent scam

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun warned people about a recent scam. Scammers are impersonating a Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department employee over the phone.

The impostors have answering systems set up so it seems like you are in contact with someone from the department.

Calhoun says no one from the sheriff's department will ever ask for personal information like bank account numbers over the phone. He advises everyone to be aware of this scam.