Police: Scam Costs Framingham Resident $1,800

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Police are investigating a scam that cost a Framingham resident yesterday, November 28.

Police were called to Singletary Lane for an phone scam.

“This was a scam over the phone requesting payment for an outstanding bill,” said Framingham Police spokesperson Lt. Rachel Mickens. “This resulted in fraudulent credit card transactions.”

The amount was about $1,800, said Lt. Mickens.

Framingham Police have no suspects at this time.

“The public should always be cautious of scams, but particularly around the holiday season,” said Lt. Mickens.

“If someone is asking for outstanding payment it is best to contact the company directly yourself to check your account.  In general, if something seems suspicious don’t feel pressured to immediately provide information.  Do your research first!  If you need assistance contact the police department,” said Lt. Mickens to SOURCE.

For more information on common scams you can visit the FTC website at https://consumer.ftc.gov/scams

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