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AG Hood warns of 'emergency scam' that uses law firm's name

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has reissued a reminder about the clever scams constantly being executed by con-artists. One current scam, a version of what is known as the “emergency scam,” has circulated and is falsely using the name of a local law firm, Hawkins/Gibson. The law firm reported the calls they have been receiving to the Consumer Protection Division ...

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Hood wants stronger identity protection

JACKSON — Some recent high profile data breaches beg for stronger laws in Mississippi, says Attorney General Jim Hood. “Mississippi is one of the few states that does not have a security breach notification law,” said Hood. “We currently have a bill pending, House Bill 583, that would require such.” House Bill 583 would require a business or state agency ...

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