HPD Announces their 48th Civiliam Police Academy
The Hingham Police announced today that they will be putting on class #48 of their Civiliam Police Academy (CPA) which has met with trememdous success in past years.
Applications are available at the front window at the station or you may click here to download one.
The Academy is Scheduled to begin tentatively on April 9 at 1800 hrs. Applicants must be Hingham resident or business owner and 17 yrs or older.
Phone Scam Attempt of Elderly Resident and
Credit/Financial Information Compromised
An elderly resident reported a phone scam attempt that began with a phone call from a caller who claimed his computer was infected and it needed immediate attention to fix it.
On January 24, 2014 an 83 year old Hingham resident received a phone call from a man claiming to be from "Windows Tech Support". The caller told the resident his computer was infected and he needed to act quickly to resolve the issue. The fee would be $110.00
The resident initially believed it was a legitimate call and provided his credit card information and agreed to pay the fee to fix his computer.
The resident further followed the callers instructions and allowed the man to remotely access his computer. Once the remote access was gained, the resident ended the call.