Between November 27 and November 29, the Harrison Police received numerous reports of credit card fraud, identity theft and similar suspicious charges to victims’ accounts. In addition, at least two residents reported receiving phone calls from people claiming to represent legitimate government agencies wherein the caller would attempt to extort money from the victim because back taxes are due or their Visa had expired.
The Harrison Police continually remind residents to safeguard their personal information and never give account or social security details over the phone unless you personally called the entity. Finally, no government agency would contact you by phone regarding back taxes, issues with your social security or any of your utilities. They will always contact you by mail so that you can verify the legitimacy of the contact.