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Police impersonator threatens arrest in ID theft attempt

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A police impersonator is attempting to steal the identities of Metro area residents by claiming to be a Hinds County Deputy and threatening victims with immediate arrest if they do not provide information needed. A police impersonator is attempting to steal the identities of Metro area residents by claiming to be a Hinds County Deputy and threatening victims with immediate arrest if they do not provide information needed.
HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A police impersonator is attempting to steal the identities of Metro area residents by claiming to be a Hinds County Deputy and threatening victims with immediate arrest if they do not provide information needed.

According to the United States Attorney General Gregory Davis and Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis, a scam artist is calling residents and claiming to have an arrest warrant for someone in the home. The caller is then threatening the homeowner with arrest if they do not provide their social security and driver's license numbers over the phone.

Davis and Lewis confirm that several Metro area residents have reported the impersonator calling their homes and advise you should never give out any personal information over the telephone to someone you don't know, even if that person claims to be a police officer.

The case is being investigated by the Hinds County Sheriff's Office and the United States Secret Service. If you feel you have been a victim of this identity theft scam, please contact the Hinds County Sheriff's Office at 601-974-2900.

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