POCOMOKE CITY, Md.- Pocomoke City police are warning the public about a scam in which an anonymous caller demands ransom money for a kidnapped love one.
After claiming the victim's family member has been involved in an accident and is being held hostage, the suspect then attempts to obtain bank account information or instructs the victim to wire money to a certain location. The suspect claims that once the money is received, the family member will no longer be in any danger.
The caller in this scam may restrict his or her phone number to avoid detection and has personal information about a family member, according to investigators.
Police are advising anyone receiving a phone call of this nature to contact his or her family member and confirm that they are not in any danger. Do not provide any personal information or send any money to the caller. Attempt to obtain information about the caller to include a phone number and notify the police immediately.
Anyone with information about these types of incidents is asked to contact the Pocomoke City Police Department at (410) 957-1600.
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