According to Lt. Robert Grady, the North Road resident received a call from someone claiming to be from MicroSoft.
The person said he could stop the resident's computer from crashing, but needed her social security number, credit card number and other personal information first.
The resident proceeded to give out that information, but when she called MicroSoft back, a person who answered said MicroSoft would never ask for that information.
The resident was advised to contact her credit card companies and other reporting bureaus regarding the incident.
"Companies won't ask for that type of information," Grady said, "and you shouldn't give out that information freely."
In other police news:
- Officers were dispatched to Hayden Circle for a report of a domestic issue between a parent and an adult son. Grady said the issue was verbal in nature and the son left the house on his own. No arrests were made.
- On Sept. 4, a landscaping company on Old County Road reported several items were stolen from a trailer during the overnight hours. Sudbury police are investigating.
- Sudbury police responded to two two-car accidents on Old Lancaster and Boston Post roads. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.