MONTGOMERY COUNTY — The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office has learned of a new scam call circulating around the county telling people they have been linked to a criminal case.
A local corrections officer received a phone call telling her that she had been linked to a Montgomery County criminal case, said the prosecutor’s office.
The officer was given a case number and was told to call immediately, since she had not yet been charged in the case.
Officials say the caller identified herself as Elizabeth Thomas from the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office, but the corrections officer recognized things that were incorrect in the caller’s information and realized it was a scam.
The prosecutor’s office has provided a few tips on how to handle this type of scam call:
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