Phone scam fraud

Maryland State Police Warn Public About Possible Phone Scam Fraud By Police Impersonators

Multiple Reports of Police Impersonator Phone Scams

The Maryland State Police have warned residents about a possible phone scam involving police impersonators. The police have received multiple reports from residents contacted by individuals claiming to be state troopers or police officers.


How the Scam Works

In this scam, the caller typically tells the victim that they have a warrant for their arrest or missed a court date. The caller then instructs the victim to purchase gift or prepaid debit cards to pay off the supposed debt.

The Maryland State Police are reminding residents that law enforcement agencies will never ask for payment over the phone and that anyone who receives such a call should hang up immediately and report the incident to the police.

Tips for Avoiding Phone Scams

To avoid falling victim to phone scams, residents are advised to take the following precautions:

  • Do not give out personal information over the phone, including social security or bank account numbers.
  • Be wary of unsolicited calls and do not engage with callers who ask for payment or personal information.
  • Verify the caller’s identity by asking for their name, badge number, and agency name.
  • Hang up immediately if the caller becomes aggressive or threatening.

By taking these precautions, residents can protect themselves from phone scams and help to prevent criminals from taking advantage of unsuspecting victims.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply