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Beware of calls requesting credit card information

The City of New Bedford Treasurer’s Office reports that residents are receiving calls from people claiming to represent the treasurer’s office.
The caller tells them that they owe back taxes and that they need to provide a credit card number. 
These calls are scams. 
The treasurer’s office reminds the public that they NEVER request payment over the phone, so any demand for credit card information is not coming from their office.
If you receive a call like this, hang up and call the police department communications department at 508-991-6350.