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The Federal Trade Commission is warning people about a new phone scam. Scammers are getting local phone numbers and then posing as police officers. They call potential victims and tell them that they have a warrant out for their arrest. The warrant can be cancelled by giving a social security number, paying a fine with a gift card or releasing bank account information.

To read further info:

Federal Trade Commission Scam Warning - Agency on Aging Area 4

The Federal Trade Commission is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money. In one version of the scam, the caller says your Social Security number has been linked to a crime (often, he says it happened [...]