cops: scam callers claim to be a Monroe police officer

MONROE – Police are warning residents a couple of scam wherein a caller claims to be from the Social safety Administration and the Monroe Police department.

Police referred to a resident pronounced getting a name Friday from the “Social safety Administration.”

“He changed into urged to send gift cards in the unique volume to cover a debit he had with Social protection. The name changed into ended with minimal additional info being exchanged.” police mentioned.

“This was followed with the aid of a 2d call showing the Monroe Police branch and our number (203) 261-3622 on the caller id. The caller recognized himself as a Monroe police officer and advised him to send the gift playing cards. A family member heard what had taken region and referred to as us to check the suggestions, which became false,” police said.

scam artists know “many people not reply calls from cell numbers with unfamiliar enviornment codes or unknown names. Spoofing is a know-how that permits rip-off artists to trick caller identity into displaying false guidance.”

Police said don’t ship reward playing cards. “reward playing cards are for gifts – no longer funds.”

in case you suspect a possible fraud, don’t send price. Contact your local police branch.