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Avon residents receive spam phone calls claiming to be from City Hall

September 19, 2018

Avon residents receive spam phone calls claiming to be from City Hall

AVON, Ohio -- Avon police are warning residents about scam phone calls that appear to be coming from Avon City Hall.

The phone calls are solicitations for wireless home security systems, the police department said Tuesday on its Facebook page.

“The resident receives a call and the caller ID indicates Avon City Hall. This is a scam on the city’s phone number,” the Facebook post says.

Jim Drozdowski, the public information officer for the Avon Police Department, said there have only been a handful of calls reported, but he wanted to alert residents.

“One gentleman got three or four calls in three days,” Drozdowski said. “The individual is persistent.”

Avon City Hall has also received a few calls about it, but the city is not sure how their phone number was able to be spoofed, Drozdowski said.

The residents who reported the calls did not get any names of the company or individual who called under the guise of local government, Drozdowski said.

“Use caution,” Drozdowski advised.

Avon Police have been made aware of recent telephone solicitations for wireless home security systems. The resident receives a call and the caller ID indicates Avon City Hall. This is a scam on the cities phone number. Please be aware.— Avon, OH Police (@AvonOHPolice) September 18, 2018

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