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Phone scam going around our area

It was just reported to our Police Department that a community member received a phone call from (989)-821-5207 and also showed Gerrish Township Police on their caller ID.  This is our police department phone number, however the call did not come from our agency.  The community member answered the phone and received an automated teller who said “We have been trying to get a hold of you”.  The call was then disconnected by the community member who reported this information to us.  Our Police Department does not use any type of automated calling service and if you get a call like this, it’s a scam.  Many have noticed that some of the phone marketing and scams are now using phone numbers that have the same area code (989) as well as the same central office code (821 Higgins Lake).  This report of our number showing up is very concerning and we want the public to know that this is not a call from us.  If you get a call from us it will be a real person on the other end.  If you receive a call similar to this please hang up and call Lt. Patchin at (989)-821-5207 ext. #286 to report the activity.