CLEARWATER – Clearwater police are warning the public of a new phone scam coming from a 978 Massachusetts area code. The caller identifies himself or herself as being in contact with a relative of yours who needs money immediately and that failure to wire the money will result in harm coming to the relative.
Sarasota County law enforcement has been getting reports of this, so it could become a problem here as well.
Police remind the public that they should not trust anyone who calls them out of the blue and to not give out any money in such a situation.
If anyone has questions about this or any other scam, call the fraud hotline at 562-4424, or if you have been the victim of a crime, call 562-4242.