The Carmel PBA is warning residents about a scam in which the scammers are “spoofing” the telephone number of the “Town of Carmel” or “Town of Carmel Police."
The victim reported that a male caller with a Middle Eastern accent was trying to gather information about cell phone software from the victim and appeared to be calling from a Town of Carmel official phone line.
"We believe if the scam continued, the scammer would have attempted to gain remote access into the victim's phone or computer and extort money from the victim once the device takeover took place," the Carmel PBA said. "This is a common scam and thankfully our victim recognized the scam right away and did not lose any money or give any personal information.
"Please warn elderly relatives of potential phone scams. Do not give any information out and when in doubt hang up and call the police directly."
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