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Salisbury Doctor's Office Hit with $2 Million Phone Bill

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SALISBURY, Md.– A doctor's office with locations in Salisbury and Ocean City received a $2 million phone bill after police say someone hacked into its automated voicemail system while the business was closed and got access to multiple phone lines.

According to the Salisbury Police Department, the business, located on the 100 block of Milford Street, first contacted police on Thursday to report a phone fraud. Police said further investigation revealed someone had gained access to phone lines within both the Salisbury and Ocean City offices by hacking into the business's voicemail system. Police said the unknown suspect then placed a high number of calls totaling $2 million to the West African nation of Gambia, Ascension Island off the coast of Africa and Roseau, Dominica, the capital city of the small island nation in the Caribbean.

Verizon and AT&T notified the business of suspicious activity on multiple phone lines in February, according to police.

Salisbury police are working with both phone companies, as well at the service company that installed the business's phone lines and the FBI, to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department or Crime Solvers at (410) 548-1776.

Police are reminding businesses and residential account holders to keep a close eye on their telephone bills and to report any suspicious activity.

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