GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

November 16, 2012

Gloucester Police/Fire: City police probe alleged phone scam

Gloucester Police/Fire

By Marjorie Nesin
Staff Writer

---- — GLOUCESTER — A 72-year-old Gould Street woman told police that a caller had attempted to get her bank account information by posing as a representative from Medicare, according to police.

Police said the woman received the call Thursday evening from a phone number that proved to be a non-working number when police tried calling later Thursday.

The caller had told the woman that Medicare was issuing her a new card and would need her bank account information to issue the card, according to police.

Police advise never to provide bank account and especially Social Security information over the phone or online to anyone with whom you are not familiar.

Police arrested a 29-year-old Mansfield Street man on an outstanding warrant Thursday about 5:28 p.m.

Police arrested Salvatore Aiello after a patrolman saw Aiello walking on Whistlestop Way, and recognized the man as having an outstanding warrant for violating an abuse prevention order, according to police.

Police said officers assisted a person whose vehicle ran out of gas on the Route 128 Extension, between the two rotaries Thursday about 5:53 p.m. Tally’s towed the vehicle, according to police.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at mnesin@gloucestertimes.com.