TEWKSBURY, MA — Tewksbury police recently warned of scammers impersonating major companies, reporting a recent “barrage of scam calls.”

The scammers have phone numbers that appear to be in Tewksbury or Lowell and claim to be from Apple and Amazon, the department said in a Facebook post Wednesday.

In scams like this, victims are often asked for their personal information or for payments to resolve account issues.

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“Legitimate businesses will NOT call asking for sensitive personal information or payment by gift card,” the department noted. “Best advice: hang up!”

The police also shared the following post about gift card scams.

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