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Deed Scam Reported In Choctaw County

Ackerman, Miss. (WCBI) – It’s becoming a popular scam in north Mississippi, now Choctaw County residents are being warned.

State Representative Joey Hood says some people are receiving letters informing them a deed was recorded in their name. The letter then requests $83 to receive a copy of the deed.

Hood says it’s a scam and the Attorney General’s office is investigating.

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department says it hasn’t received any reports of this type of scam.

Similar cons have been reported in Lee, Itawamba, and Prentiss Counties.