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Police warn public of scams

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Police Department announced that it and numerous local police agencies have seen an increase in telephone and internet scams Police ask residents to be aware that they should never give out personal information, such as a social security number, bank account numbers, etc.

“Over the past few years, scammers have become more sophisticated in their means and approach,” police said in the announcement. “They have computer programs the mimic local phone numbers, including your local police agency.”

Scammers obtain local officials names to appear legitimate. As reminder, law enforcement will not request cash through the mail or request payment in iTunes cards, gift cards and the like, police said.

If you suspect a scam do not provide any information or answer any questions, police advise hanging up and contacting a local police agency.

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