The Quincy Police Department would like to inform citizens of a recurring scam happening in the area. It is a scam involving Social Security.

This is not a new scam, but even though it has already been reported before in the media, the Quincy Police Department is still receiving calls on it.

The scam consists of an automated phone call supposedly from the Social Security Administration threatening to “suspend” your Social Security number for alleged illegal activity or an unpaid tax bill.  There may be instructions to call back to give more information.

If you should receive one of these calls, hang up and do not call back to give more information.  This is a scam. Be alert and don’t become a victim.