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Southern Pine EPA suspends e-payments due to phishing scams

TAYLORSVILLE — A rural electricity cooperative in Mississippi has stopped taking electronic checks because so many of its customers have been scammed by people or websites claiming to represent the utility. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Southern Pine Electric Power Association isn’t the only utility being impersonated by “phishing” scams. Attorney general’s spokeswoman Jan Schaefer says the state has received 1,000 ...

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Hood warns of scammers using Magic Jack

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Attorney General Jim Hood is warning consumers of a scam that appears to be surfacing in Mississippi. The scam being recently reported to the Attorney General’s Office is a combination of the long-existing “emergency” and “phone spoofing” scams. In the emergency scam, the caller leads you to believe that there is some existing emergency that requires you ...

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Hood warns of return of phishing scam

JACKSON — A common scam has resurfaced in Northeast Mississippi, warns Attorney General Jim Hood. Consumers in that area have called the Attorney General’s Office and the Mississippi Public Service Commission about suspicious phone calls they have received recently. In the calls, consumers are advised that their bank cards have been deactivated, frozen or are being transferred to another company. ...

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ABA warns of e-mail scam

WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association (ABA) has been alerted that someone or a group of individuals sending e-mails purporting to be from ABA are actually part of a scam commonly known as “phishing.” These con artists are sending emails asking people to click on a link for more information — a popular technique to get financial information from the ...

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