Phone Scam Reported In Washington County

A person is called and is  told a relative or family members needs money.


Hagerstown, Md (KM) It’s happened yet again. The State Police in Washington County report that a resident recently received a telephone call, claiming that a family member or relative had been kidnapped, or seriously injured in a vehicle crash. The caller says that the family member or relative is in need of money.

Troopers say don’t send any money to people you don’t know. They also say check with the family member or relative to find out where they are, and if they are in trouble.

An investigation into this incident is continuing. The phone number used by the caller is 240-993-6051. It’s a local number, but the call could be coming from anywhere.


By Kevin McManus