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Kenner PD warns about pre-recorded phone scam

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Posted: Feb 3, 2012 4:15 AM
Source: Associated Press

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KENNER - Some Kenner residents received pre-recorded telephone calls this week indicating that a family member was arrested or involved in a serious accident.

It was a scam, according to the Kenner Police Department.

A spokesman for the department said Thursday the calls are apparently an attempt to "hijack" phones so the scammers can make collect calls.

Lt. Wayne McInnis said the calls included a request to dial a long distance number that began with a star. McInnis said one person who did so ended up forwarding his phone to Los Angeles.

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