Texarkana Texas Police Department Warns of 911 Phone Scam
Texarkana area folks have been getting phone calls where the caller ID shows that the call is coming from 911. That is a scam, not a real police official.
According to Texarkana Texas Police, typically, the caller will claim that the victim's loved ones are in some type of trouble and start asking personal questions. If the victim believes that it really is 911 calling them, they might give out some private information that they wouldn't ordinarily provide.
TTPD explains that you will NEVER receive a call from 911. If a dispatcher does try to call you for some reason, the caller ID will always show a regular 10-digit phone number.
The only time that 911 would appear on the caller ID would be via text. However, keep in mind that 911 can only text your phone if you initiated the conversation with them first.
If you get a call that shows 911, TTPD suggests that you hang up without telling them anything. Better yet, don't even answer the call in the first place.
You can always call the non-emergency number 903-798-3876 and ask them if the call you received was a real call or not.