Richland police want to warn people about a Social Security scam that has been popping up lately.
The scam involves a male caller trying to obtain a person’s banking information after claiming there is a problem with their social security number, police said in a release.
Police said the calls are from professional thieves who target senior citizens.
Citizens should never give out their banking information over the phone, the release said. People should ask for caller’s names and numbers if they believe they are being scammed and call their local police department.