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By: Jane 2022-03-12 12:28:28

City warns residents about phone scam

City officials are warning residents about a phone scam involving people who pose as city employees and ask for residents' Social Security numbers.

Janesville police have received multiple calls about the scam. The scammers falsify their caller ID—a tactic called “spoofing"—so it looks like they're calling from a local phone number, according to a city news release.

City workers do not call residents to ask for private information. Residents should never give such information to people they don't know, according to the release.

Those who believe they've been targeted should call Janesville police at 608-757-2244.

Comments for City warns residents about phone scam
  • Fred avatar
    Fred
    about 4 months ago

    Auto message stating there was suspicious activity on my social security number.

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  • BooterButt avatar
    BooterButt
    about 19 hours ago

    Apparently it is the HR Department, but is probably fake.

  • Kyleigh  avatar
    Kyleigh
    about 19 hours ago

    Asked for my name when I asked them to identify themselves they hung up.

  • xx.xx.59.83 avatar
    xx.xx.59.83
    about 19 hours ago

    Scammer. Don’t waste your time.


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