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Be Alert to New Telemarketing Tactic

August 11, 2014 10:32 AM

The Winnetka Police Department has received reports of some residents receiving telemarketing calls which display the Caller ID as “Village of Winnetka.”

The Village of Winnetka is not associated with these calls, and the number displayed by Caller ID is fabricated.  Some telemarketers use technology to falsify their Caller ID.  This tactic makes it appear that a call is coming from a local number or official source – but in reality the caller is from a remote call center.

If you receive a suspicious call, hang up immediately.  Do not under any circumstances provide any personal or financial information.  Reduce solicitation calls by registering your phone number with the national Do Not Call Registry or call 888-382-1222.


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