Upper Marlboro, MD- The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Communications and Public Relations Division has received several calls from victims of a telephone scam involving someone attempting to scam money while claiming to be a representative of the Sheriff’s Office.

The Office of the Sheriff does not make phone calls on behalf of the courts regarding jury duty, nor do we ask citizens for money. Scammers use the law enforcement angle to scare victims into giving them money. Scammers often ask for a transfer of funds through the use of gift cards or wire transactions. Please do not engage these individuals over the phone because they are attempting to obtain your personal information for their financial gain.

Sheriff Melvin C. High is asking the media to advise citizens of these scams. If anyone receives a call to contact the Prince Georges County Police at 301-772-4420 to file an incident report.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.