Mississippi sheriff warns of phone scam

LEE COUNTY, Miss. — Officials in Lee County, Mississippi, are warning residents about a phone scam.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department said someone claiming to be with the department and/or Tupelo Police Department makes calls demanding money.

The caller says the person has active warrants and that payment is needed immediately.

Officials are warning residents not to give out any personal information.

The department said it will never call and ask for money or personal information over the phone.