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Fake SCSO officer wrongfully trying to collect money

In one scam the individual contacted is asked to pay a $460 via a "Green Dot" card. SCSO calls it a scam. In one scam the individual contacted is asked to pay a $460 via a "Green Dot" card. SCSO calls it a scam.

(WMC-TV) - Two Shelby County government offices issued scam warnings involving people pretending to be official employees.

A man, identifying himself as Sgt. Jimmy Jackson of Shelby County Sheriff's Office, is calling residents claiming a warrant is out for their arrest after missing a court date or jury duty.

The individual contacted is asked to pay a $460 via a "Green Dot" card. SCSO calls it a scam.

"I think it takes it to another level when you use the name of law enforcement, which is something that people tend to trust," said SCSO Spokesman Chip Washington. "Just to be clear, we do not have this particular individual on our books in any way, shape, or form as a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy."

Additionally, the Shelby County Trustee's office warns no one is trolling neighborhoods on its behalf. The Trustee's office, which collects taxes, issued a warning Tuesday about an imposter in a pick-up truck.

He recently approached up to four homeowners with the same story.

"Said that their property was on a tax sale and wanted their property deed and other records and they'd be back to collect those," said Trustee's Office Spokesman Chris Sheffield.

Fortunately, the man left a slip of paper with a P.O. Box and phone number, which have been shared with investigators at 201 Poplar.

Anyone who may encounter either of these impostors should contact Memphis police or the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

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