KSO Warns Central Mainers of Social Security Number Scam
The Kennebec County Sheriff's Office is alerting local residents about a phone scam. The office has received multiple reports that people are receiving calls from a man who claims he's from Texas. According to the KJ, the man then tells the victims that they have an outstanding drug warrant in the state of Texas and that he requires their social security number and date of birth to clear it up.
KSO reminds local residents that you should never provide personal information over the phone unless you are "absolutely sure" you know who you're talking to and that it is "necessary" to do so.
Unfortunately, because the numbers these calls come in from are computer generated, local authorities can't do much to trace the origin. The man may not even be from Texas. Police have urged multiple local victims to file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission.