Presley issues alert about phone scam

By NEMS Daily Journal

JACKSON – Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley issued a consumer alert Thursday regarding a phone scam targeting Mississippians.
His office has received several complaints from area residents of the same scam involving a company from Jamaica with false claims of a lottery win, mostly targeting senior citizens. The calls all originate from Jamaica and all mostly have an “876” area code.
If contacted, report it to police. To have specific numbers blocked from calling you, call Presley’s office at (800) 637-7722.