New Phone Scam Targets Washington Residents
The Washington State Patrol is warning you about a new phone scam where you're asked to call an 813 area code to give your social security number.
There have already been several reports of people getting phone calls from someone saying they're with 'Washington State Police' or from the 'US Justice Department' and need them to call an 813 area code phone number (which is in Florida) to confirm their social security number. This is, of course, false.
Even though they will sound official, WSP is recommending you call the local WSP office to confirm the caller is an employee with agency and to contact hte office they work in for why they need your information.
Be aware. Be safe.