Beware! A New Phone Scam Targeting The Elderly
Police are warning about another phone scam that is circulating targeting the elderly. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones. According to the Albany Police Department's Facebook page, there have been reports of a new phone scam involving the Social Security Administration. The caller claims to be from Social Security and that they have a warrant with police.
The victims that have reported the scam say during the call that the only way to make sure they aren't arrested, they need to provide personal information. The scammers ask for personal banking information and the caller's social security number.
The Albany Police warn never to give this kind of information over the phone. You are urged to hang up immediately if you get this type of call.
Here are some safety tips when it comes to phone scams.
- Never give out credit card, personal or banking information over the phone
- Beware of scare tactics like arrest or warrants
- Call the Albany Police (518-438-4000) if you think someone is trying to scam you.
If you need more information about this Social Security phone scam, visit this website.