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Reports of spam from poison control

Hartford Courant

HARTFORD — The American Association of Poison Control Centers says people have been getting spam calls from a number purporting to be the National Poison Help Hotline.

The calls are coming from 1-800-222-1222, which is the National Poison Help Hotline’s phone number, but “these are not legitimate calls from poison control centers,” AAPCC said in a news release. While some of the calls have had silence on the other end of the line, AAPCC said the callers have also solicited money or demanded personal information.

The group said poison control centers will never ask for personal information over the phone. They are asking anyone who gets a call to report it to the National Poison Help Hotline.

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