Caller reported to the NLCRPD that he was contacted by an individual purported to be a member of the Illinois Social Security Agency. The caller reported that the individual claimed that registration records tied the caller to a vehicle which was recovered that had trace evidence containing blood and a large quantity of illicit drugs. The caller further reported he was being transferred to another agency in Texas where he was going to be required to provide specific information to assist with the investigation. After he was transferred the caller indicated he was requested to provide his banking account numbers, his social security number, and date of birth. After providing partial information, the caller became suspicious and ended the call because the accent and language usage characteristics of the persons he was dealing with indicated an offshore origin.
The NLCRPD reminds all residents not to provide confidential identifiers or banking information to outside or unknown sources.