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Fake Trooper Appears to be Calling from WSP

2015 wsp washington state patrol emblem we bgThe Washington State Patrol alerted the public yesterday, August 4th, that the WSP phone system had been compromised. As a result, the WSP says 30 people reported to have been called by someone claiming to be a WSP trooper and who accused them of various violations including outstanding warrants, unpaid tickets, and unpaid school taxes.

According to their announcement, the WSP does not call citizens to advise of violations, warrants, or collect fines.

WSP advises:

If citizens receive phone calls from someone stating they are a WSP trooper calling to collect or advise of fines, they should do the following:

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• Do not answer any questions
• Do not agree to pay any fines
• Do not share any personal information
• Hang up the telephone

The WSP takes these acts very seriously and is currently working on a solution to remedy the problem.

The Washington State Patrol Troopers Association does contact people by phone asking for donations.

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