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Robocall scam actively targeting Michigan residents, AG Nessel says

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 10:19:54-05

(WXYZ) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a consumer alert to advise Michigan residents of an illegal robocall scam.

The scam involves callers representing themselves as employees of the Office for Victims of Crime federal agency. Nessel's office says the scam artists are using spoofing technology, which allows them to appear as a local caller in an attempt to steal personal information.

The scammers say they are from the "OVC Fraud Prevention Unit," which does not exist. The scammers suggest that your social security number has been compromised, and also provide a "case number."

Anyone who receives one of these calls is asked to report it to the OVC Resource Center at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service at 800-851-3420.

For more information on the consumer alert, click here.