Milford Police Warn of Phone Scams
Milford police say people are falling victim to phone scams that involve people claiming to need cash to help injured relatives overseas.
Milford Police are warning the public of an increase in phone scams, which are designed to play on people's emotions.
The scams appear to be targeting the elderly and people with family who live outside the U.S., said police Detective Jay Ball, in a press release.
One of the most common involves a caller from outside the country, or out of state, who contacts someone, claims that a family member has been involved in an accident, and asks that money be sent via Western Union to the Dominican Republic or another Caribbean country. The other common scam is that a family member is contacted, and told that one of their family members would be killed if money isn’t sent to them via Western Union.
According to police, a common number seen in the scams is 787-624-4234.
"If you have any doubts about the validity of someone calling you to wire money, please be aware that it is more than likely a scam," Ball wrote, in the release.
Call Milford Police at 508-473-1113 if you have any questions or were a victim of such a scam.