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Albany police warn of phone scam

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March 12, 2019 07:40 PM

Albany police are warning of a phone scam.

They say a caller claiming to be from the Social Security Administration threatens victims with a warrant from police. To clear it, people are asked to give out personal banking information and their Social Security number – or face arrest.

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If you get a call like this, hang up and call police.


MORE INFORMATION: Social Security Administration: How to spot a scam phone call

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Ben Gorenstein

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