June 16, 2017
The Simsbury Police Department has been made aware of a telephone scam that is occurring throughout the community. The individuals are contacting residents and pretending to be selling medical equipment. They are also trying to deceive residents into believing that they have won a trip or a free stay at the Marriott Hotel.
The scammers are using a program to make the calling phone number appear as Town of Simsbury telephone numbers (860) 658-3141 and (860) 658-3143. They may try to contact you using different Town of Simsbury numbers as well. These individuals are attempting to gain personal information and credit card information.
If you receive a call from a Simsbury Police Department telephone number, we suggest the following:
- Answer the call in case it is real.
- If it is not the Police Department, do not answer questions or ask questions.Simply hang up.
- If you are not sure whether or not it is a member of the Simsbury Police Department, ask for a telephone number so you can call the person back.Only call back a legitimate (860) 658-31XX number.
Visit our website by clicking the link below to find more information on how to protect yourself from scams.
If you believe you have been a victim of a scam and/or have any questions, call or visit the Simsbury Police Department (860) 658-3100.