Scam Alert

The New York State Department of State, warns about a recent scam that involves individuals impersonating Department of State staff.

Impersonators are calling individuals at their home or business numbers under the guise of an alleged outstanding case against them. The impersonators, sometimes with a foreign accent, are requesting social security numbers and/or requiring immediate payment of a fine via money order or direct deposit.

The Department of State does not operate this way nor has its staff members making these types of calls.

Be suspicious of any phone calls or emails asking for detailed personal or financial information, especially when they require some form of immediate payment.