the staff of the Ridgewood blog
New Milford NJ , the New Milford Police Department issued the following statement :
All residents, be advised numerous residents throughout town have received phones calls from 866-404-5249 stating they are from the Social Security Administration asking for Social Security Numbers and their SSN’s have been compromised. The callers will then hang up after attempting to gain information and then the victim will receive a phone call from a caller ID from 201-261-1400 which is the main phone line from New Milford Police claiming to be a New Milford Police Officer. Please be aware, these phone calls are a scam and NO New Milford Police Officer will ever call anyone requesting any information from the Social Security Administration. Please hang up immediately and do NOT give any information over the phone. Thank for for your Cooperation.