A snapshot circulating on social media and chat groups reports local telephone numbers receiving one-ring calls from a seemingly local telephone number with a 671 area code. It is important to remember that phone numbers can be “spoofed,” which means imitated so it seems like a local number.
While there is no validity to the claim that the scam has the capability to copy your contact list or bank details, the community is reminded to remain vigilant and continue to follow these tips:
- Do not answer any unexpected calls from international or unusual numbers
- If you have a missed call from an international or unusual number with only one ring, do not be tempted to call back
- If an international or unusual number calls you with only one ring, block the number, if possible
Residents are advised to report any suspicious activity or social media posts relating to the subject to the MRFC online at https://mlrin.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (671) 475-0400, following the Department of Homeland Security’s campaign, “If You See Something, Say Something.”