Prentiss County residents are being warned of a new scam aiming to obtain their personal information.

Sheriff Randy Tolar said his office has received numerous reports from residents who have received telephone calls claiming to be from representatives of Dish Network. The bogus callers attempt to convince the resident to share their bank account or other personal information in order to receive services such as an improved signal or a refund of money into their account.

“Once the information is obtained, the scammers could potentially get money from the account. The scammers can be very convincing and are very experienced in their methods of stealing money from innocent victims,” said the sheriff.

He reminds residents most legitimate businesses will communicate through mail and encourages people to be very skeptical of any business they do over the phone.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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