The Chief's Corner - THE MODERN DAY PICK POCKET

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The Police Department often receives reports from residents that they have been contacted by someone claiming to be from the IRS, Social Security or a banking institution.  These scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money as they target our fax machines, email, phones, and are now even texting or mobile devices. Criminals also use fear, sympathy or emotion to convince consumers to quickly send money to a relative who has run into trouble while traveling. This disturbing new telephone scam is focused on seniors who believe they are doing the ‘right thing’ by helping a family member return home safely.

If you get a call from someone you don’t know who is trying to sell you something you hadn't planned to buy, say "No thanks." And, if they pressure you about giving up personal information — like your credit card or Social Security number — it’s likely a scam. Hang up!