The Methuen Police Department has been made aware of a scam in which residents are receiving phone calls from a number being spoofed to look like it is coming from a city phone number. The “scammer” on the other end of the phone is identifying himself as a law enforcement officer who is calling on behalf of the Social Security Administration. The caller has a foreign accent. The scammer will attempt to gain personal information and request payment to clear the matter up.
DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM.
If you receive a phone call like this, immediately hang up the phone. Please call dispatch to speak with an officer at 978-983-8698 if you know someone who has fallen victim to this scam. We encourage all our followers to share this information with your family & friends.