Meridian Township police warn residents of familiar phone scam

Meridian Township Police Department
Meridian Township Police Department(WILX)
Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 2:47 PM EDT
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MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - Officials with the Meridian Township Police Department are letting residents know of a scam phone call.

According to authorities, people have received phone calls from people impersonating police troopers, who inform residents they have seized a package and that their social security number will be frozen unless the resident provides their financial information over the phone.

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The Meridian Township Police Department said no member of the department - or any other law enforcement officer - will ask for financial information over the phone.

If this sounds familiar, it’s a scam that has occurred multiple times across the state of Michigan.

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has released multiple warnings about scam attempts that use a similar pattern. Consumer complaints can be filed online at the Attorney General’s website, or if you have questions call 877-765-8388.

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