MVPD warns of phone scam in the area

MVPD warns of phone scam in the area

MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Police Department is alerting the public that they’ve received several reports of a phone scam that is active in the area.

According to MVPD, a caller claims they are from the Social Security Administration and informs the victim they need personal information from the victim and threatens to cancel the victim’s social security benefits if the personal information is not given.

MVPD reminds residents they should never give out personal information over the phone and government agencies, like the Social Security Administration, would not conduct business over the phone.