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Michigan State Police warn of phone scam

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TAYLOR, Mich. (WJBK) -

A new warning from The Michigan State Police about a phone scam that's reportedly going around Southeast Michigan.

According to a release residents say they've received calls from someone claiming to be a member of law enforcement. The caller says there is a warrant for your arrest and to avoid being arrested you must pay a fine.

MSP warns that law enforcement will never call you to tell you about a warrant and to ask for money or bank account information.

Most scams involve someone using a sense of urgency while pretending to be an official to fool someone into providing personal information or money. There are steps you can to avoid becoming the victim of a scam.

1) Do not give personal information to unknown callers.

2) Do not respond to unsolicited e-mails from unknown senders.

3) Ask for a call-back name and number and then use a reliable source to verify the contact's phone number or e-mail.

4) Report any suspicious contacts to police.

See related: Protect your identity when using free Apps.

 

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