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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month




MRFC Closely Monitor International Phone Scam

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) along with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC), in coordination with local law enforcement, are closely monitoring reports of local numbers receiving calls from international numbers beginning in +881.

In what is referred to as a “Wangiri” fraud, a Japanese word meaning ‘one ring and drop,’ the missed call from an international number prompts people to return the missed call. It is likely a “Wangiri” fraud, a scam that routes people to a premium rate service that can automatically charge the customer.

JIC Release No. 5 - Guam in COR 4; community urged to stay out of the water until hazardous conditions subside

As of 2 p.m., Governor Eddie Baza Calvo along with Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas, have returned Guam and the military bases, respectively, in Condition of Readiness (COR) 4. Tropical Storm 30W has passed south of Guam this afternoon.

The National Weather Service (NWS) – Guam Weather Forecast Office has lifted the tropical storm watch for Guam and Rota. Damaging winds are no longer a threat to the Marianas.