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Massachusetts State Police warning public of scam phone calls that are currently taking place in the state



Graphic courtesy of Massachusetts State Police

The Massachusetts State Police would like to make residents aware of scam phone calls that are currently taking place.

According to Massachusetts State Police, the calls are spoofing Massachusetts State Police phone numbers.

Phone spoofing is the use of a fake ID to hide the real source of an incoming call – in this case, the numbers appear on a recipients’ caller ID as the number of a State Police Barracks or Headquarters, which is an obvious scam.

The calls ask for personal information such as Social Security Numbers, bank information, and/or payments.

MSP stated that no Massachusetts State Police Barracks or Unit would call people asking for any kind of personal information like this. Anyone receiving such a call from a State Police associated number that is requesting money should not respond and hang up.

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