The Waterford Police issued a scam alert Tuesday after receiving a call from an East Granby woman. She said she received a telephone call at home from a "middle-eastern sounding male" who told her she was behind on a pay day loan. The male said he represented “American Cash” and threatened to have her arrested if she did not pay him the $990.00 he said she owed.
The caller asked the woman to verify confidential information such as her date of birth, Social Security number, and her driver’s license number. The woman told the caller she would need to verify what he was claiming, and asked him for a return phone number. He then gave her the phone number of 909-666-8737, which is an untraceable "Magic Jack" number. She called the police after and reported the scam.
Waterford police are urging residents to be aware of this scam and asking people to alert friends and family. If you feel you have been a victim of a scam, call the Waterford police department at (860) 447-1456 to report it.