New phone scam uses police station’s phone number

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Police Department is investigating a phone scam known as “spoofing.”

The department has received calls from citizens who say their caller ID displays “Marquette Police Department” and the department’s phone number “(906) 228-0400.” If the call is answered, the subject on the other end of the line says that the person’s identity has been stolen and they request personal information.

The caller is said to have a foreign accent. If you receive this type of call, the police department says you should hang-up the phone immediately.