Portland, Maine (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
FairPoint Communications and the York County Maine Sheriffs Office are warning the public about a telephone scam that originates from the Jamaican area code 876.
The scam has victimized elderly residents throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, resulting in losses of hundreds of thousands of dollars. FairPoint and York County Sheriff officials have launched the Beware: Scams from Area Code 876 campaign and are directing people to http://www.bewareof876.com for tips on preventing phone scams.
We are committed to working with local, state and federal officials to shed light on this issue, said Mike Reed, FairPoint Maine state president. Our seniors do not deserve this abuse and we all must do our part to protect them.
According to FairPoint Senior Manager of Security Larry Caruso, the specific scam works as follows: