Bogus 911 Operator Calling Dallas Residents to Ask About Their Immigration Status

Someone claiming to be a 911 operator has been calling Dallas-area residents and asking about their immigration status.Don't fall for it, police warn.The 911 center has gotten "numerous" reports from residents who say they got a call from someone asking for their name, proof of residency and Social Security number."These calls are a scam," the Dallas Police Department said in a news release.Officials have said city employees, including police officers and 911 operators, aren't supposed to ask people for their immigration status. And they wouldn't have those conversations with anyone over the phone, either, police said.Anyone who received such a call is asked to report it to Dallas police Sgt. Richard Santiesteban at 214-671-3517 and keep an eye on their credit report.The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' website lists other common scams, such emails about winning the visa lottery or websites that claim to be affiliated with USCIS.  Continue reading...

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