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Scammers are using the Baltimore City Sheriff's main office number to demand money from victims

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Posted at 12:03 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 12:14:43-05

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office says scammers are using their main office number to call and extort people out of money.

In some cases the caller tries scamming the victim by falsely claiming their social security number is linked to a stolen car.

The victim is often threatened with arrest if they don't comply with the suspect's financial demands.

Major Sabrina Tapp-Harper says the Sheriff's Office will never call anyone to notify them of a warrant or demand money to avoid arrest.

Anyone with information should call investigators at 410-396-1155.