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BORDER PATROL SCAM CALL

 


There is a scam with automated calls hitting the Bemidji area aggressively today that indicates the US Border Patrol and Customs intercepted a package with your name on it and you need to press 1 to talk to them. These calls are coming from local Bemidji phone numbers. These calls are being spoofed, meaning the number is manipulated and could be coming from anywhere.

If you receive these types of calls, disconnect immediately and do not provide any of your personal information.

In some of these scam calls, when citizens do connect with these scammers, they say to call local law enforcement to verify and the local police department is coming to arrest them as an intimidation tactic. The Beltrami County 911 center is fielding dozens upon dozens of calls from concerned and alarmed citizens. Please do not call 911 to report this scam, simply disconnect and do not provide any information. We know that these calls are annoying, they are calling our phones as well.

-Chris Muller

Beltrami County Sheriff's Office

Emergency Services Director

Emergency Management | 911 | Communications

 

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