Maryland State Police Issue Phone Scam Warning

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Maryland State Police are warning residents across the state following a reported telephone scam. Authorities say someone spoofed a Maryland State Police phone number, and then asked callers for personal information.

Investigators say one woman reported receiving a call in which she was told she was the suspect in a drug-trafficking investigation and that she had to provide her social security number and other personal identifying information.

This is not the first telephone scam in the area recently. Salisbury Police say they had reports of residents being targeted by scammers threatening them with arrest or the continued detention of a family member if they didn’t provide money or gift cards. WGMD told you about cases of phone number spoofing in Delaware earlier this month, in which a caller impersonated Delaware State Police.