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Marshall police warn of deceptive phone calls

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MARSHALL (KYTX) - Marshall Police Department wants to warn the public regarding deceptive
telephone calls. The Marshall Police Department is currently investigating several
instances in which an individual has received a phone call from someone posing as
emergency personnel.


The caller informs the person that a love one has been involved in an accident or
that officers/deputies have a loved one stopped on the side of the road.

The person receiving the call is asked to come to the local emergency room or to the site where the loved one is being detained. Theses calls can be a ploy to get you out of the residence
so that they can burglarize the residence.


MPD wants the public to know that there are several ways to defend yourself
against this hoax. If you should receive a phone call from someone who informs you that
law enforcement or hospital personnel need you to come to a certain location, ask the
following questions: (1) What agency do you work for? (2) Where exactly do I need to
come? (3) Who exactly do you have detained? Once you get this information and before
leaving the residence, call that loved one to try and make contact. Also, call that agency's
non-emergency number to see if they actually have an officer/deputy at that location. If
the caller advises you to come to the local emergency room, call that emergency room to
see if they have that loved one in their facility.

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