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Duluth Police Department Warns of Spoofing Scam

An apparent spoofing scam is targeting the Duluth area.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department is sending out a warning this morning of an apparent spoofing scam. A male caller has been targeting the area utilizing a number out of Cambridge, MN claiming to be collecting donations on behalf of a first responder’s fundraiser. When pressed for more information about their organization and where they were based out…

Parents Warned About Spoofing Apps Used To Lure Children

Officials say can help make your children aware about spoofing and have a plan set up, so they don't take instructions from a stranger.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Hermantown Police are sounding the alarm about a new app that criminals are using to get to your kids. The problem is called “spoofing.” That’s when someone uses an app to disguise their identity and voice all while hiding behind a fake phone number. There are several spoofing apps you can download on a smartphone to spoof someone. Spoofing can be done as a prank or for criminal intent….