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Old 09-11-2010, 09:47 PM
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Post Good to Know Info on *77

There is an email floating around the net that says if you are being pulled over by an unmarked Police car to dial *77 on your cell phone and verify whether or not the person in the car is actually the Police.

I received this email today along with its associated story which I chose not to post. There have been many cases of rapists and just plain sicko's pulling over women and other people using the unmarked car with its flashing lights.

Upon receiving this mail like so many of this type I Googled it to find out if it was true.

The truth is that the *77 does NOT work in all states. In some states it will in fact connect you to a Police dispatcher. Further it the following instructions were given in the case of an unmarked car attempting to pull you over.

1. Slow down and put on your flashers. This is just in case the person in the unmarked car is a real Police Officer.

2. Dial *77 as suggested. If your state does not have *77 then dial 911 in the US. Report the situation and do as you are told by the person on the phone.

3. Continue driving until you get to a well populated area (well lit too at night). Unless the person on the phone says it really is the Police behind you.
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That is some good info to share with everyone! Thanks for that man!

Wont work for me though haha, Canada I guess is out of the zone. I'm gunna try now hahaha
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If you Google *77 there is something in one of the links for Canada.
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good info, thanks for posting it

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Thanks RB! I try snopes.com for verifying emails as well.
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Good info RB, appreciate you posting this!

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