Calvert Sheriff warns of “Sex Offender” phone scam

News Release, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

Prince Frederick, MD- The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to alert the community, regarding the latest phone scam targeting registered sex offenders.

The scam begins with the telephone call to citizens who are Registered Sex Offenders. The caller identifies himself as a law enforcement Officer. The fictitious Officer informs the victim that they are in violation of the sex offender registry, and are required to pay a fine in lieu of jail.

As the conversation progresses, the caller asks the victim for personal information, and for the victim to wire money to pay the fine.

Please remind your family and friends that no legitimate government or law enforcement official will randomly contact you by phone, ask for personal information and require you to wire money to a suspicious bank account.

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents to hang up on these calls and not to follow their instructions.