Authorities Warn Public Of Phone Scams

WESTERN NEW YORK – New York State Police have received information that the public are receiving phone calls from someone identifying themselves as the New York State Police and requesting personal information such as social security numbers throughout the region. 
The number shows on caller ID as that of a State Police station, although the calls are not originating from the station. New York State Police can confirm this is a scam, and add they would never ask for this information over the phone.
The State Police recommend that you never share any personal information over the phone unless you are 100% percent sure of the origin of the call, and that verifying conditions exist such as security questions and passwords that only you would know.