ESSEX –– Essex residents have started receiving scam text messages from individuals claiming to be officers from the Essex Police Department, according to reports received by local authorities.
The scammers attempt to deceive residents by posing as local law enforcement in their text messages. The community is urged not to act on the information contained within these texts.
The Essex Police Department is actively investigating these reports and encourages residents who receive such texts to call their office at 802-878-8331.
By directly speaking with a dispatcher, residents can help document the incident.
Local authorities expressed gratitude for the community’s assistance and cooperation in this ongoing issue.
They remind residents to always verify any unexpected or suspicious communications. The Essex Police Department is committed to protecting the community from such fraudulent activities.