The Trenton Police Department was recently contacted by a local business about what is believed to be a telephone scam.
According to Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright, the business advised that they have received two separate telephone calls in which the caller indicated that a note had been left on the callers vehicle, stating that one of the business vehicles had struck the callers car.
The caller, who reportedly had a Hispanic accent, then demanded information concerning the businesses insurance information. The caller hung up when pressed for more information concerning the alleged note.
Chief Wright indicated that while the Trenton Police Department does not have any further information, they believe this to be an illegitimate telephone call, and that it is a ploy to gain what is called ‚Äúsensitive information‚ÄĚ for the purpose of committing some type of financial or insurance fraud.
Chief Wright advises that if you, or your business receive any telephone calls similar to the one reported to the department, you should refer the caller to the local police department to file a report and have an investigation conducted into the accident.
You should never give out information over the telephone to someone who has called you unsolicited.