Police warn of scam calls

GORHAM — The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office issued a phone scam alert Saturday following a call made to a Gorham resident.

Deputies said the female caller, who spoke with a thick foreign accent, said she could help the resident pay an overdue debt of about $175. The caller used aggressive tactics, saying if the resident didn’t act immediately and pay off the debt, it could affect the person’s bank accounts and credit rating.

The caller then asked for personal information, including Social Security number.

Deputies said people should be alert for these types of phone scams, particularly during the holiday season. Police said people should never give out any personal information over the phone.

People who get a scam call are asked to call the sheriff’s office at (585) 394-4560 or their local law enforcement agency.