Quincy Police Warn of Another Phone Scam
Quincy Police warn of another phone scam.
A Quincy resident reports being contacted by phone by a male claiming to be from the U.S. Government Grant Department. The caller speaks with a foreign accent and advises that the person being called has been selected for a seven thousand dollar government grant. An ID number and a different number to call back is provided.
Upon calling back, the person is advised to wire a sum of money to an address for taxes. Quincy Police contacted the callback number. The male answering the phone said he was from the Grant Department. Upon being questioned, he refused to provide a mailing address or other information to prove the legitimacy of the offer.
He eventually hung up on police after directing vulgarity and profanity toward the officer.