Phone Scam Warning

Some Kemp Mill residents have recently received scam phones calls from callers claiming to be with the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office who threaten to arrest the person receiving the call if they don’t immediately send money. This fraud scheme and others like it has been going on for several years.

In their press release (linked below) the Sheriff requests “If you have received a scam phone call from someone claiming to be a Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff who is going to arrest you unless you immediately send money, contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 240-777-7000. Please save any recorded messages, record the date and time of the phone call, the purported name of the caller, the call back number, and their phone number as displayed on caller ID.”

This link is to a PDF of the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office press release dated April 2, 2014:
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/SHERIFF/Resources/Files/201501271522.pdf

This link to the Sheriffs Office web site gives additional information:
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sheriff/Category/information-on-scam-phone-calls-2.html

This article from February 2016 in Bethesda Magazine gives more details.
http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/Web-2016/Montgomery-County-Sheriff-Says-Phone-Scammers-Are-Pretending-to-Call-From-His-Office/

 

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