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SCAM ALERT: Phone scammer posing as Hinds County Deputies

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason. Photo courtesy of Telesouth Communications Inc.

The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department is warning people of a phone scam going around in which someone is impersonating an officer and demanding money. 

Sheriff Victor Mason said the most recent incident involved a person claiming to be Major Bryant and calling from a 601-873-3363. The person demanded that the victim go to the Dollar General and put money on a green dot card or they would be arrested.

The Sheriff’s office wants the public to know that they will never solicit you for money for any reason.

If you believe you have been a victim of this crime contact the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.

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