Attorney General Stenehjem says residents are getting scam calls from their own phone number


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BISMARCK, North Dakota — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says residents across the state are receiving scam recorded messages that appear to come from their own phone number.

Stenehjem says residents who have received the calls are worried that their phones may have been hacked. He says this is just the latest effort by con artists to try to trick people into answering the phone.

The Consumer Protection Division says the robocalls are variations of the credit card interest rate reduction scams that have been circulating in North Dakota.

Parrell Grossman is the division's director. He is urging residents to not pick up the phone if the caller ID displays their own phone number. He adds residents should never provide or confirm any personal or banking information to an unsolicited call.

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