Michigan 911 Call Centers Reporting Numerous ‘Spoofing’ Incidents
I didn't even know that this was a "thing" until today, and it's good to know.
Several 9-1-1 call centers in Michigan are receiving complaints about caller ID spoofing. Basically, the caller uses 911 as the caller ID, the call a citizen and tells them that someone in their family had been in an accident and asks for personal information.
Insert Captain Obvious here, but DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION.
It's called 'spoofing.'
If 911 calls you, it will be from a 10-digit number, not from 911 itself. And if you get a legit 911 communication, it would be through a text. Be careful, folks.
If you think you've been a victim of spoofing, contact Michigan State Police Cyber Crimes unit at 1-877-MI-CYBER (1-877-642-9237) or email to Michigan Cyber Command Center (MC3): MC3@michigan.gov.
So it appears that the scammers have given up on the "Prince of Nigeria" angle, no?