Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Tennessee attorney general's office warns against fraudulent text messages


August 26, 2021

Nashville- The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office is investigating reports of a Government Grant Scam targeting Tennesseans by text message.

The messages fraudulently claim to be from Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III offering COVID relief funds. The texts may also include recipients’ personal information including name, address, social security number, and phone number.

The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office is the law firm for the state. It does not distribute funds of this kind to individuals.

Scammers often use phone calls, social media, text messages, and email to target...

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