Scammers using 911 caller ID to get your personal information

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CHARLOTTE, Mich. (WILX) Sheriff's officials in Eaton and Jackson counties are warning you not to fall for scammers trying to get your personal information.

Investigators have received reports from people who say someone called them and said a family member was injured in a car accident. The caller ID showed '911' on the screen. The caller requested personal information.

Sheriff's officials say, with the exception of text messaging, the caller ID for 911 centers will not appear as '911.' Phone calls from 911 centers will show up with a seven-digit administrative phone number or, in some cases, will display restricted or blocked.

Eaton County residents who receive a call with 911 on the caller ID should not give out personal information and should report the call to 517-543-3510.