Chief warns of phone scam.

November 22, 2017

Chief warns of phone scam.

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LUDINGTON — Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett is warning residents about a phone scam involving a caller falsely portraying themselves as a WMOM radio station representative.

“Today, Nov. 22, 2017, WMOM radio in Ludington was alerted, by the family of listener, of a scam where the caller portrayed themselves as WMOM representative,” Barnett sated. “WMOM management immediately reported the incident to the Ludington Police Department.

“In this scam, the caller told the victim that they had won a cruise and all they needed to do was to answer three trivia questions. The victim answered the questions correctly and was then given a link to enter their phone number. When the victim clicked on the website, it asked them for their credit card number in order to pay the $59 fee to win the “FREE” cruise. In discussions with WMOM management, they assured us that this is a scam and is not something that WMOM would be involved in.

“As the holidays get closer, these types of scams are expected to increase. The best defense is to avoid becoming a victim in the first place. The Ludington Police Department is asking anyone who receives a similar phone call to please just hang up. DO NOT, under any circumstances, provide personal information.”

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