It has come to our attention that one or more individuals may be attempting to trick residents by posing as a representative from the City of Ogdensburg in an attempt to obtain your personal bank account information.
It was reported that a resident received a telephone call from an individual who advised the resident had been approved for a grant and simply needed to press 1 to accept it. Upon pressing 1, the resident was asked to provide their bank account information for the grant money to be deposited directly into their account.
This type of call is NOT affiliated in any way with the ARPA Phase 3 Individual Assistance Program that the City of Ogdensburg is currently administering. Applicants will be contacted by City staff via email, regular mail or by phone. All calls from the City regarding the Individual Assistance Program will originate from 316-393-6100 and will be identified as the same on your caller ID. The City has no intentions of making awards by direct deposit and will not request your bank account information for this program.
The City cautions all residents to be very careful when receiving calls from someone asking for your personal information and to never release any of your personal information to anyone that you have not confirmed is a trusted source.