SCAM ALERT: DO NOT GIVE MONEY!
Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s Office today said it continues to receive notifications from citizens who receive calls from phone scammers who claim to be from the Sheriff’s Office. “We’re asking the media to help us notify the public again,” said Chief Assistant Darrin C. Palmer.
According to the citizens who called the Sheriff’s Office and as reported in the past, scammers instructed citizens to go to 7 Eleven or other retail outlets and to buy a prepaid money card in the amount of $600.00 and $500.00, respectively.
With some scam calls reported in the past, the scam call can appear to be coming from a local number or a 1-800- number and may actually come from out of state or even out of the country. The last time the Sheriff notified citizens, the callers were impersonating Chief Assistant Sheriff Darrin Palmer. “We’ll keep repeating ourselves; these people are predators, and the calls are scams – pure and simple,” he said.
Residents should file a report and call the Prince George’s County Police at 301-772-4420.
For more information contact the
Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.