Warning: New Phone Scam Reported in Aroostook County
AARP Maine wants you to be aware of a new phone scam that has been reported in Aroostook County.
Information received Friday from the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce warns that fraudulent telephone calls are being made to residents from callers claiming to be from a company called MCI-ITS S-Telesy. The caller claims to be monitoring a computer virus and asks for computer passwords and personal information.
The caller ID phone number is 213-337-0014. The Chamber says that this company name and phone number have been used in other known scams. If you receive a call from this number, you should contact the Maine Attorney General’s office at 207-626-8800.
Aroostook County residents reported that the fraudulent callers have foreign accents, are aggressive on the phone and that they call multiple times.
AARP Maine reminds you to never give out personal information such as a Social Security number, credit card number, computer password or bank information to unknown sources.
For information on how to avoid scams, check out the AARP's Fraud Watch Network.