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WSP reports bomb scare scammers using their name


December 11, 2019

Washington State Patrol

Late Monday afternoon, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) became aware that a WSP associated phone number is being "spoofed" and fraudulent bomb threats are being made with voicemail instructions to go to a suspicious website in an apparent scam attempt.

Multiple law enforcement agencies across the state have received calls from citizens regarding the message. There is no indication that these calls reflect any actual threat but in abundance of caution, WSP advises anyone who receives a threatening call of any sort to contact law enforcement by calling 9-1-1. Report the threat and any caller ID information.

"Spoofing" or "number hijacking" occurs when a caller masquerades as someone else b...

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