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Michigan AG releases warning about imposter scam calls

Scammers claim to be employees from ‘fraud prevention unit’

Scammers have been calling from local numbers and suggesting that your social security number has been compromised, according to a consumer alert from Attorney General Dana Nessel. (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The Office of Attorney General Dana Nessel has been made aware of scam callers who are claiming to be employees of the Office for Victims of Crime, the federal agency that provides aid for crime victims.

Scammers have been calling from local numbers and suggesting that your social security number has been compromised, even going as far as to provide a case number, according to the consumer alert released by Nessel’s office on Friday.

Michiganders are advised to be alert for calls from anyone claiming to be employees of the OVC or the agency’s “fraud prevention unit,” which does not exist.

If you receive a suspicious call that may be a part of this scam, report it to the OVC Resource Center at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service at 800-851-3420 or online.

And for more go to www.mi.gov\robocalls.