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ValuNet FIBER is warning customers about the "hijacking" of local phone numbers.


Telemarketers and robocallers are now using active customer numbers of residents and businesses to make calls across the country -- meaning somebody from anywhere in America may get a robocall with your number displayed on their caller ID. This could well affect landlines for home or business as well as cell phones.

ValuNet says the Federal Communications Commission and the communications industry is working to develop software to stop these kinds of calls, but it's not in place yet.

In a separate scam effort, the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police and Kansas Peace Officers Association have both received complaints from people saying they are being called to donate money to the groups when neither has a fundraising campaign underway.

If you believe your number has been hijacked, call local law enforcement. If you have recently received a fundraising call allegedly from the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police or Kansas Peace Officers Association, decline the call and hang up. Residents wanting to donate to the law enforcement associations should contact them directly or find them online for more information.

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