Southborough police warn residents about phone scams

From the Southborough Police Department Facebook page:

During the past two days, residents of Southborough have reported four incidents of phone scam calls from fake solicitors. This is concerning to us, because there appears to be very active attempt to steal our resident’s personal information (via the phone).

The first caller claimed to be an employee of Bank of America, and requested info. from the resident to confirm a raffle winning. The second caller claimed to be a Microsoft Technician, and asked the resident to confirm info. on their computer (which is the second time that this has been reported this week). The third caller was claiming to be an employee of General Electric (then made rude statements to the resident). The fourth was from a solicitor claiming the resident had won a free alarm system.

We want to remind our residents: NEVER GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE. Please pass on this information to your family, friends, and neighbors as well. Thank you!

The department also said some residents have received calls asking about their home security systems. They advise residents not to disclose information about home security – including whether you have a system or not. The caller could be a potential burglar trying to scope things out.

If you have any questions, or if you receive a phone call you believe might be a scam, contact the Southborough Police Department at 508-485-2121.

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11 years ago

We also received the Microsoft call. I simply interrupted the individual talking, said my Microsoft works fine and hung up.

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