Nantucket police warn of phone scam impersonating officers

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NANTUCKET — Nantucket Police Department issued a warning Tuesday about a phone scam in which individuals are falsely claiming to be a Sergeant of the Nantucket Police Department or affiliated with Sheriff’s Court Services.

Authorities alerted the public that the department never solicits donations or payments over the phone for outstanding tickets, warrants, or court appearances.

Residents who receive suspicious calls are advised not to disclose any personal information.

Instead, they should hang up and contact the Nantucket Police Department’s non-emergency number at 508-228-1212 to verify the legitimacy of any communication claiming to be from the department.

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