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New Tactic Used in Grandparent Scam

May 26, 2020 

You've heard of the "Grandparent Scam" before. An elderly resident receives a phone call stating that a family member is in trouble. The caller will then either pose as a bail bondsman or a lawyer and ask for money to help get the relative out of trouble. Typically the scammer instructs the victim to wire money or purchase large amounts of gift cards - often totaling thousands of dollars. A new tactic we have recently learned about is the use of a "courier." The scammer informs the victim that a courier will stop by their home to pick up the money. In these scams, the money is typically wired, or gift card numbers are provided over the phone or internet. This is the first time we are seeing someone show up at a victim's home for payment.

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Meet Three of Our Newest Officers

April 29, 2020 

Please welcome three of our newest police officers: Officer Scott Kelley, Officer Matthew O'Flaherty, and Officer Ryan Callanan. Combined they have over a dozen years of law enforcement experience. They were sworn in on Monday, April 6th and have since been participating in the Quincy Police Field Training Program, with some modifications. Instead of riding together, each new officer is assigned one Field Training Officer (FTO) and they ride in separate vehicles.

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