Credit card info scam reported to police

Posted May 31, 2010, at 9:17 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Local police are investigating two Memorial Day reports of a male pretending to be a Bangor police detective seeking credit card information over the telephone from local businesses.

In both cases, according to Sgt. Paul Edwards, a male said he was assisting the FBI. The suspect asked for the most recent customers to have used credit cards and for the credit card numbers.

Employees at both businesses refused and called police, Edwards said in a press release issued Monday. He also said the businesses called did not have caller ID so the police had no leads.

“The Bangor Police Department is not officially calling,” the release stated, and went on, “nor would we under any circumstance ask for that information over the phone.”

Edwards asked any one who has received similar calls to report them immediately to the Bangor police at 947-7382.

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