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Incident Report for Case #2013-124260

Incident Type

Fraud

Incident Date

05/01/2013 - 12:00 PM

Address

329 North St. (United Methodist Church)

Details

The phone line of a North St. church was hacked this week, and several unauthorized long distance calls were placed to phone numbers located in the Caribbean. An office manager told police that the church's phone service provider believed a criminal was able to hack into the church's voice mail system. She was told, by the phone service provider, that pass codes to access voicemail were too simple, and that was likely how a criminal was able to gain access to the line. The office manager told an officer that she has since changed the voicemail pass codes, making them much more complex. 

Released 05/03/2013 at 10:06 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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