The Maine AARP is warning of a new scam in which a caller asks for personal information, including passwords.
The caller claims to be from a company called MCI-ITS S-Telesy. The caller’s phone number is 213-337-0014, according to the AARP. The caller asks for computer personal information because of a virus they claim to be monitoring. This company name and phone number have been used in other known scams.
The AARP advised that Maine residents who receive a call from this number should contact the state Attorney General’s Office at 207-626-8800.
Victims of the scam report that the callers have foreign accents, are aggressive on the phone and will call multiple times.
AARP is urging all residents to be aware of this scam and to NEVER give out such personal information such as a Social Security number, credit card number, computer passwords or bank information to unknown sources.
For more information on how to avoid scams, go to aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.