Jackson Co. Sheriff warns of phone scam

JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT)- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has been getting various reports of a phone scam in Region 8.

The scam involves the numbers (876) 293-1361 and (876) 892-8941 from Kingston, Jamaica.

The caller asks for personal information and even threatens and harasses the recipient. The Sheriff's Office says it is a scam to not answer calls from the numbers listed. Officials also say it's similar to a reverse 900 number.

The U.S. Marshal Service, Secret Service, and the FBI have also been contacted due the dangerous threats made.

The Jackson County Sheriff, David Lucas, says if you have been called by one of these numbers or a number similar, to contact your phone provider to see if you have been billed any additional charges that you may not usually get on a statement.

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