Isabella County Sheriff Warns of Northern Michigan Phone Scam

The Isabella County Sheriff's office is warning people about a phone scam hitting Northern Michigan today. The scammers call pretending to be local a local police department or hospital. The call claims a loved one was hurt in an accident and you have to call a number starting with *72 to be connected to officials on the scene. Dialing that code will activate call forwarding, allowing the scammers to make expensive calls billed to your account. Police say if you receive a call from the scammers immediately contact your phone company. Stay with 9&10 News for the latest on this story.