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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Telephone Scam Alert

Telephone Scams

Several residents have reported receiving telephone calls from scammers claiming to be from the Acton Police Department.

The scammers have demanded payment in gift cards or prepaid debit cards to resolve warrants or claims of unpaid back taxes.

The Acton Police Department, government agencies and utility companies:

  • Do not call without first sending official notices in the mail.
  • Do not demand payment without paperwork.
  • Do not require payment in gift cards, or prepaid debit cards.
  • Do not threaten arrest or warrants.

More information about telephone scams can be found at the Federal Trade Commission Website.

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