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Texas City Police Department: Scammers calling threatening warrant arrests

Texas City law officials have warned residents that someone has “spoofed” the police department’s dispatch number and calling people telling them they have warrants for their arrests.

The man making the calls asks for personal information and payment to “prevent arrest,” police said.

“This is not a member of the Texas City Police Department or Texas City Marshal’s Office,” the department said in a written alert. “No information should be provided (to the caller) and if you have questions please contact the Texas City Police Department 409-948-2525.

Spoofing is a technology that allows a caller to replace their caller ID with another number.

Scam artists, robo callers and debt collectors use spoofing technology regularly.

Their are apps that promote the use of spoof calls.


Comments:
~ This has become an all too common tool for collection agencies, usually from out of state.
A Blanket collection bond must be filed with the Office of the Credit Commissioner in Austin for these people to operate here in Texas.
Register your complaint with FTC, Texas AG office, & the BBB.

Another one is calling you from the "Office" of ___________, we have court paers to serve on you. Be at home/work between these hours.
Telling them "Bite Me" usually makes them go away rather quickly.

A Deputy Constable/Sheriff/Marshall will never call ahead to announce he has service of process for you.
Posted by CaptMidnight at 4/3/2019 7:32:52 PM

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