Milton police officer receives scam call regarding Social Security number

Milton police officer receives scam call regarding Social Security number

A Milton police officer received a scam call on Thursday regarding his Social Security number.

According to a post from the Milton Police Department-Wisconsin Facebook page, the officer received a voicemail on his phone that contained of a computer-generated voice. The message said the caller was with the Social Security Administration, and that the officer’s Social Security number had been suspended because of fraud.

The post said the officer deleted the message and blocked the number, and it said those who receive a similar call should do the same.

Officials said at least three others in Milton received similar calls, which are said to have been reported across the country, including in Monroe.

The Police Department said it is unable to do any sort of investigation of the scam calls, so local law enforcement agencies do not need to be notified.

Officials said to let friends and family members know about the calls so others are aware of this new tactic for trying to get personal information through the phone.

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