New Canaan authorities are once again warning town residents to
absolutely never give out personal information over the Internet or
telephone when an unknown or untrusted source asks for it.
Sgt. Peter Condos issued the warning this week after two identity theft
cases were reported to police by two separate New Canaan residents.
first victim, a 54-year-old man who reported on January 7 turning over
personal details online, was given an identity theft packet, which
directs them to the appropriate agencies to monitor their financial
information. The second case was reported January 11, though no report
"Do not give your information out to someone requesting it over the
phone or internet," Condos said. He noted the cases were difficult for
local authorities to pursue and again stressed caution when dealing with
financial information in the digital realm.