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MSP Warns Residents Of New Phone Scam

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Michigan State Police Cadillac Post, and Lakeview Post wants Northern Michigan residents to be aware of a new phone scam.  

The scammers are posing as members of the Michigan State Police, claiming residents must pay money to clear a warrant to avoid being arrested. 

MSP wants you to know that law enforcement will never call residents to notify them of a warrant or ask for money or bank account information. 

Scammers usually give the victim a sense of urgency, pretending to be an official of a legitimate organization to fool the victim into providing sensitive information.

To avoid becoming a victim of a scam:

Do not give personal information to unknown callers.

Do not respond to unsolicited email from unknown senders.

Confirm the identity of a contact by speaking with the identified source, like your bank, credit card company, or government agency. 

Ask for a call-back name and number and use a reliable source to confirm the phone number or email. 

Report any suspicious contacts to police.