Police Warn of Phone Scam
The Paris Police Department is warning citizens to be aware of a phone scam. The Department received word this morning that people have been receiving phone calls from a person identifying themselves as being with the “Lamar County Summons Division”. There is no such division.
The caller has been reported telling the person that they were a witness in an upcoming criminal case and they needed to talk with them. The caller typically provides a “case number” and asks for personal identifying information such as their name, date of birth, social security number, etc.
Chief of Police Bob Hundley states, “We remind all that you should never give personal identification information over the phone.”
There were at least two calls reported.