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800-527-3907 is NOT the number for National Guard, in an emergency call 911

Posts on social media perpetuate fake phone number

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HOUSTON – If you see posts instructing those in danger to call 1-800-527-3907 for the National Guard, don't share it.

An online search shows that phone number is assigned to Foremost Insurance -- an out of state insurance company.

Houston's Office of Emergency Management said those in danger should call 9-1-1.

The Houston Police Department said any immediate emergencies should be reported through 9-1-1. Houston's Coast Guard office said those who need to be rescued can also call: 281-464-4851, 281-464-4852, 281-464-4853, 281-464-4854, 281-464-4855.

Both agencies urge those who are in danger to not request assistance through social media.

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