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Holmes County officials: Scammers pose as border agents

Holmes County officials: Scammers pose as border agents

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The Holmes County Sheriff's Office is warning area residents about another phone scam hitting this region of the state.

The agency reports that some residents in that jurisdiction have reported receiving unsolicited calls from scammers posing as U.S. Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. Residents are reporting the callers are stating, “a box of drugs and money being shipped has your name on it and has been intercepted.” The intended victim is then instructed to press 1 to speak with a "CBP Officer/Agent,” which then attempts to get the person's banking information.

These calls are phone scams/phishing attempts, officials say, and residents are urged to not provide the caller with any information.

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