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Scam Alert: Businesses Are Targets Of Hoax Calls

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Businesses should proceed with caution after police revealed an ongoing scam that could affect companies all around the area, police say.

The scam involves a phone call coming from an unknown number. The scammer allegedly tells the recipient that they’re from ‘corporate’ in attempts to gain the business’s trust. The caller then proceeds to ask the recipient for a “deposit” to be made to prevent holding up deliveries and services.

Don’t ever give out personal information about your business to unauthorized parties over the phone. If you have doubts, hang up the phone and verify with corporate yourself.

In an advisory, the Port Chester Police Department warned residents not to "deposit anything in an unfamiliar account without verifying it with the phone numbers you have on hand."

The department added that if you receive a scam call, "hang up and don't give any information about the store over the phone."

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