Washington State Patrol Warns of Spoofing Scam
The Washington State Patrol is warning of a "spoofing" scam in which people are using the phone number of the state patrol making bomb threats. A recorded message instructs people to go to a suspicious website in an apparent scam attempt. A recorded voice in the message says "21 hours ago we placed three pocket-sized explosive device in three different locations around you." The recording then tells people to stay alive they'll need to go to a specific website. A news release from the state patrol says "there's no indication that the calls reflect any actual threat but to be careful WSP advises anyone who receives a threatening call of any sort to contact law enforcement by calling 911 to report the threat and any caller ID information."
The state patrol says it is actively investigating the situation.