KENNEBEC COUNTY, Maine — Kennebec County Sheriff Ken Mason is warning the public of a recent attempted telephone scam in his county.
Mason posted the following on the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office Facebook page Tuesday:
Good afternoon Kennebec County. The Sheriff would like you to be aware of a recent attempted telephone scam in the county. In this case the scammer using a Texas telephone number contacted the victim stating that he worked for Sheriff Ken Mason and his direct supervisor was Michael Gibson. (Michael Gibson is not an employee of the Sheriff's Office) The story was that someone had used the victim's social security number to purchase a car. The car was then stolen and the victim needed to wire money to an account to clear it up. Please do not give out personal information to anyone over the telephone. The Sheriff's Office will not contact you and ask you to wire money anywhere. (Especially from a Texas number) Have a great day!
Mason reminded people not to give out personal information over the phone to any stranger, especially if they have a Texas number.