Tennessee Attorney General’s Office warns against text message scams


Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office warned Tennesseans on Thursday of fraudulent messages claiming to be from Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III offering COVID-19 relief funds.

According to a release from the attorney general’s office, the messages may also include recipients’ personal information like name, address, social security number and phone number.

The office reminded the public that it does not distribute funds.

Legitimate government grants do not require a fee and are not offered to individuals to cover personal expenses, the release states.

Those who receive a text message similar to what was described above should not respond and should report it by CLICKING HERE.

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