Here’s how it works… the caller will identify themself as “Sgt. Malone”. They will tell you there was a car accident and for more information you should call *72 and the rest of a phone number.
If you follow these directions you are essentially allowing calls to be forwarded to your phone number. This forces you to pay for long distance calls you didn’t make.
If you get the call from someone pretending to be a police officer, report it to the phone company and the real authorities and don’t dial the scam number.