Michigan State police warn of telephone scam

GLADSTONE — Gladstone residents have received calls from people claiming to be the Michigan State Police, according to troopers at the Gladstone Post. The phone number on the caller ID appears to be a local number and has “Michigan State Police” listed as a name. The caller asks to update credit card information.

“This is a scam. Technology is readily available to make the number that appears on your caller ID seem local and legitimate when it may be coming from anywhere in the world. Neither the Michigan State Police nor any other police agency will ever ask for financial information from you over the telephone,” troopers said in a press release.

Troopers said this scam has hit the area before, but has apparently returned in recent days. It is one of numerous scams that have surfaced in recent years.

Residents are advised never to give out personal information over the phone