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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
OCPD WARNING CITIZENS OF TELEPHONE SCAM
The Ocean City Police Department is warning citizens about a current telephone scam that has recently been reported in the resort. The scam involves a caller who claims to be a Town of Ocean City Water Department employee.
The scammer states that a payment is needed and if the resident does not pay immediately, the scammer claims that a technician from the Town will turn off all water service. Further, the scammer states that the technician will only accept payment in the form of a MoneyPack pre-payable card. The scammer claims the card will be picked up by the technician but later calls and requests the card confirmation number. Citizens are advised that all calls from this scammer have come from the number 1-800-878-4957.
The Ocean City Police Department and the Town of Ocean City reminds citizens that employees will never request nor accept a pre-payable card as payment for utilities. Additionally, employees will never request credit card information from citizens over the phone.Citizens that receive a call from this scammer are asked to hang up and contact the Ocean City Police Department at 410-723-6610 to report the call.