There have been reports of a caller ID spoofing incident using “911” as the callback number here in Michigan. A bad actor using 911 as the caller ID called a citizen and said that someone in their family had been in an accident and started to ask for personal information. The citizen called her family member and found out they were fine.
If this ever happens to you, please remember this:
- If you get a voice call from 911, it will NOT be on a 911 line. If the 911 center calls you, it will always be on a 10-digit line, not a 911 line.
- The only time that the digits 911 will show up as an incoming communication will be via a text.
- If you receive a call from someone who says that they are from 911 or other public safety department (police, fire, or EMS), ask them for the number they can be reached at and call them back.
- Never give your social security, credit card, or insurance information over the phone.
If you think you have been spoofed or scammed in this manner, please contact us at 810-667-0292 or the Michigan State Police Cyber Crimes unit at 1-877-MI-CYBER (1-877-642- 9237) or email to Michigan Cyber Command Center (MC3): MC3@michigan.gov
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On 02-15-2018, at approximately 6:29 pm, Lapeer City units responded to Nepessing St. east of Saginaw St. for a reported traffic crash with injuries. The investigation found that a 65-year-old male from Metamora, Michigan, driving a 2010 Honda Fit, was traveling West on Nepessing St. The vehicle left the westbound lane and entered on to the sidewalk located on the North side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a pedestrian that was walking Eastbound on the sidewalk. The vehicle continued traveling west along the roadway and impacted a tree located on the north side of Nepessing St. The driver of the vehicle was transported to the McLaren-Lapeer Region Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
The female struck by the vehicle was found deceased at the scene. She was identified as Heather Anna Chambers, a 39-year-old female from Lapeer.
It is unknown at this time what caused the vehicle to leave the roadway. There are indications that the vehicle was traveling at an excessive speed after leaving the roadway. At this point in the ongoing investigation, it is not believed that alcohol was a contributing factor. The incident remains under investigation.
Date and Time of Release: 02-16-2018 @ 7:30am
Officers Name: D/Sgt Craig Gormley
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