State police warn of phone scam

New York State Police say telephone calls are being made in the Capital Region by people identifying themselves as state police and requesting personal information.

The number the individuals are calling from shows on caller ID as that of a state-police station, although the calls are not originating from the station.

“The State Police would never ask for this information over the phone,” said a release from Troop G. “We are investigating the matter.”

 The release concludes, “As with any suspicious phone call, the State Police recommend that you never share any personal information over the phone unless you are 100% percent sure of the origin of the call, and that verifying conditions exist such as security questions and passwords that only you and the vendor would know.”

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