Scam Alert from Massachusetts State Police

State Police never conduct phone solicitations for any reason...

From the Massachusetts State Police:

The Massachusetts State Police wish to advise of a scam currently targeting residents in Massachusetts. Unfortunately this recurs every few months. Individuals are reporting phone calls which appear to be coming from Massachusetts State Police phone numbers, however, the caller ID is being “spoofed” and the call is not legitimate. Some callers are claiming to be members of the State Police or affiliated with us. Specifically we are receiving reports that the State Police Boston Barracks phone number at (617)727-6780 is being spoofed. Please be advised that these calls are fraudulent.

The State Police are not conducting any fundraisers and do not conduct phone solicitations for anything. If you get such a call, please hang up and do not provide any personal or financial information. If you have questions that it may be a legitimate charity you are interested in supporting, first check with the Massachusetts Secretary of State's Corporation Division at (617)727-9640 to make sure that the organization is, in fact, legitimate. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on