NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Northborough police are warning residents of three phone scams they discovered last week.
The scams are as follows:
- An individual reportedly is calling local merchants to solicit money for the "Northborough Drug Task Force," which police say does not exist. The caller may be using a 305 area code.
- A caller reportedly is targeting the elderly by calling their home phones and telling them they have won $50,000. The caller then asks the individual to wire them $400 for a processing fee, promising the $50,000 will be delivered within three to five business days. The caller may be using a 561 area code.
- A caller is calling the elderly, using the name of the individual's grandson or granddaughter. The caller tells them he/she is having a problem out of state and needs some money wired.
Northborough police are warning residents not to send any money if they receive these or any similar phone calls.