Crime

Telemarketing scammers spoof Glen Carbon village number

If the caller ID says “Village of Glen Carbon,” don’t necessarily believe it.

The Glen Carbon Police Department has warned that one of the village’s phone numbers has been “spoofed” — stolen by scammers to be used for telemarketing calls. Police warn that if you receive a call from 618-288-2664, which shows as “Village of Glen Carbon,” and offers you a chance to “lower your interest rates,” it is a scam call.

“At this time, this is the only phone number we know to be compromised,” police said in a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page.

Residents are reminded never to share personal or financial information over the phone. A true government agency will never ask you to provide such information by phone.

Anyone who has received suspicious calls is encouraged to visit www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov to report them.

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