Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Beware of Scammers!!

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s Office today said it continues to receive notifications from citizens that have fallen victim to scammers.  

Earlier this month our deputies arrested a man for doing unlicensed contractor work, he had scammed a home owner by offering to seal her driveway and charging her over $2400 dollars and all he did was spray paint it. In other calls scammers tell citizens that they owe money to the I.R.S. or have failed to appear for jury duty and that they have to pay a fine via a prepaid card in order to avoid being arrested.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the community that there are absolutely no circumstances under which the Sheriff or any other law enforcement agency would ask citizens to wire or send money on a prepaid card. The Sheriff’s Office advises anyone who receives a call to hang up and then contact the Prince Georges County Police at 301-772-4420 and file an incident report.

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

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