Albany County officials are sounding the alarm over a new phone scam.
The Albany County Public Defender’s Office wants everyone to know it is NOT making phone calls to seniors locally or to other parts of the country asking for money to be wired to bail out a loved one. Phone scammers have reportedly targeted senior citizens and told them to go to local convenience stores to wire money or mail it. The caller says he’s with the Albany County Public Defender’s Office.
Officials advise if you receive any such calls, do not send any money and report the incident to local police.