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Police Investigate Phone Fraud


SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury Police Department is investigating telephone fraud.

Police say a male suspect is calling people in the Salisbury area, demanding money from them and threatening that a family member will be killed if they don't give him the money.

The suspect has had personal information about the family member he's threatening to kill, and will tell the receiver that their family member is being held hostage or will get in a car accident.

Officials say the suspect will either get the receiver's bank account information or demand the receiver wire their money to Puerto Rico. The suspect tells his victims that their family will be safe if they comply with his requests.

If you receive this call, contact the family member whose safety is in question and make sure they're not in danger. Police say you shouldn't comply with the caller's requests, and try to obtain information about the suspect caller.

If you or anyone you know receives this type of phone call, contact Salisbury police immediately.

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