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Phone Scams Reported in Talbot County

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TALBOT COUNTY, Md. – The Talbot County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents of several scams that are being reported in the area.

The most common reports are phone calls to senior citizens reporting a grandchild either in jail or in the hospital who need financial help. The caller will instruct the victim to purchase a money order and send to a location out of the country.

Another scam being reported is an email or phone call advising the victim they have won a lottery prize, and the caller will advise the victim they need to send money to pay the taxes up front. Several incidents have been reported over the last few weeks, according to police.

If you have any questions, before any money is sent, contact the  Sheriff's Office at (410) 822-1020 or sheriff@talbotcountymd.gov for verification or information.

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