Beware of Phone Scams

The Indiana State Police Putnamville Post is warning the public about a scam where callers claiming to be from the IRS say there are issues with your social security number.

Police say this is simply an attempt for scammers to steal your social security number and personal information.

When receiving a call, police say never assume the caller ID is correct, and know that scammers will often use the names and numbers of local or national agencies or even your own family members.

If you receive a call from a number you don’t recognize, don’t answer.

If it’s someone that needs you, they will leave a voicemail.

If in doubt, call the local agency or family member back to verify the call or voicemail.