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Spammers Imitate City Government on Solicitation Calls

Post Date:11/08/2018 3:13 PM

Virginia residents, even in the City of Fairfax, have begun receiving solicitation calls that use municipal government information as their Caller IDs.

Under most circumstances, municipal employees make calls for official business during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays). There are exceptions, such as emergency messages and services with extended hours (such as historic sites and public safety).

Recipients may confirm the legitimacy of a suspicious call by calling back: dial the Caller ID information.

Recipients also may call 703-385-7800 (during regular business hours) to confirm an employee’s identity and office phone number.

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