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Carroll County Sheriff's Office warn citizens about possible scam

Posted at 2:06 PM, Jun 02, 2018

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of a fake call from scammers claiming to be a member of their office, so, if anyone gets a call similar to what’s listed below, be cautious because it might be a scam.

As mentioned above, the scammer claimed to be a member of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and told the complainant that they had warrants and unpaid citations. The scammer told the complainant that if they wanted to avoid being arrested then they needed to forward money to the Sheriff’s Office. They instructed the complainant to obtain cash from an ATM and to buy Money Pak and call the scammer back with the account numbers.

The complainant complied and the scammer called back and requested addition money. The complainant became suspicious and contacted the Sheriff’s Office, who confirmed that they were being scammed. Then the complainant made a report to the Maryland State Police.

To be clear, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office will never call to request payment in the place of a warrant or summons. If you receive such a call and are concerned about the possibility of a warrant, please contact them directly at (410) 386-5900.