Seymour police warn of latest scam


The Seymour Police Department is making the public aware of a scam.

The department has received reports that someone has been calling local numbers claiming to be the Seymour Police Department and requesting their Social Security number because they are going to cancel it, according to a post on the SPD Facebook page.

Police will never ask for anyone’s Social Security number and cannot cancel Social Security numbers.

Police also don’t collect debts or call asking for bail money, and citizens should never directly pay a police officer.

"If we call you about fraud, a detective or officer will identify themselves by badge number and more than likely ask you to come into the department," the Facebook post reads. "We do not handle personal affairs over the phone lines."

The public is advised to not give personal information or money to anyone over the phone who says they are the police department. If you are unsure, call SPD at 812-522-1234.

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