Suspicious Phone Calls to Residents are a Scam
If you receive a phone call or message that asks you to call a number that begins with area code 809, 284 or 876, police are advising not to call back because it could cost you money. The suspicious phone calls are believed to be part of a nationwide phone scam.
The phone calls may ask you to call another number to find out about a prize or to find out about a sick relative. Regardless, police say the number the message asks you to dial will reroute the caller to a foreign line, which will cause your phone bill to skyrocket.
Residents are advised to return calls only to numbers that you recognize in order to avoid this scam. Also make sure to check your phone bill carefully.
If you receive a call or message that you think may be a part of this scam, police are advising you delete the message and not return the phone call.
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