BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Phone scammers are posing as officials with the Baltimore Sheriff’s Office and claim they need money to execute an arrest warrant, the Baltimore Police Department said Friday.
Residents in Maryland and New York have complained about the scam and reported seeing the sheriff’s office name on their caller ID, police said.
READ MORE: First warning forecast: Severe storm threat forecast for Monday
Scammers have provided accounts for apps like Apple Pay, Cash-App, and Venmo in an attempt to get people to pay.
READ MORE: Family, Friends Mourning pregnant woman who gave birth and died after shooting in East Baltimore
“The Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office will NEVER contact anyone by phone and request payment of any kind,” police said.
The sheriff’s office is the law enforcement arm of the court system in the city.
MORE NEWS: Baltimore critic says city suffers ‘gun epidemic’
Anyone wishing to report a scam call should contact their local police agency.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/05/13/baltimore-city-sheriffs-office-phone-scam/ Phone Scammers Posing As Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office, Asking For Money To Clear Warrants – CBS Baltimore