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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Alert Sheriff Impersonator Phone Scam #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Communications and Public Relations Division has received several calls from victims of a telephone scam called by someone claiming to be a representative of the Sheriff’s Office.

The scammer provides victims a fake phone number that appears to be from the Sheriff’s Office and urges victims to pay a fine in order to avoid arrest or legal action against them. The victims are told to go to a local convenience store to purchase a prepaid card in a specified amount.

Neither the Office of the Sheriff nor any other law enforcement agency makes phone calls for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or on behalf of the courts regarding jury duty.“On behalf of the Office of the Sheriff, we urge citizens who get these calls to not give the caller personal information or give them any money”, said Sharon Taylor the Director of Communications.  Please contact the Prince Georges County Police Criminal Investigations Division Financial Crimes unit at 301-772-4907 to file an incident report.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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