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The original item was published from 3/7/2017 10:24:00 AM to 3/25/2017 12:00:02 AM.
Posted on: March 7, 2017
[ARCHIVED] Phone Scams Targeting Perkins
Citizens have reported several phone scams to Perkins PD. Please be wary of anyone requesting personal info from you over the telephone. Report suspicious calls by calling 405-547-2855
1. The calls come from a Perkins number (405) 547-0102 and they say, “I understand you are wanting to apply for Social Security.”
Social Security would never call and ask if you want to apply over the telephone.
2. The caller may say that he is a relative, but without giving a name, for example, "Hi, it's your oldest grandson". They may say that they are out of town and need help of some sort.
These scams come in all shapes and sizes from people stating they won sweepstakes, needing help for friends with cancer, etc.
Never give any personal information out over the phone. For help in dealing with telephone scams or suspicious calls, please contact the Perkins Police Department at 405-547-2855.