FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Police are warning residents about a social security scam, via a phone call.
The police department received multiple call last week, and multiple calls today, said Framingham Police Lt. Patricia Grigas.
Framingham Police posted a warning last week on Facebook, but “many of the residents, that fall victim … do not have social media accounts,” said the Police Lieutenant.
Residents are receiving a robo-call to their home “indicating that your social security account has been compromised and will be shut down,” explained the Lieutenant.
“If you accept the call, or press #1 you are acknowledging your account and will be connected to a “representative” that will assist you,” says the robo call.
“Do not take this call, it is a scam,” said Lt. Grigas.
“Do not send any money, or follow any instructions to purchase MoneyCards or Cash cards to make payments of any kind,” said Lt. Grigas. “These callers are looking to steal your money. They are not calling to help you.”
If a government agency is looking to contact you or believes that you owe them money, they would be sending you an official document, said Lt. Grigas.