BALTIMORE - Baltimore Police are warning residents about a scam that is targeting the elderly in the city.
They say the resident gets a call from a person who says they are from the tax collectors office and that the person who answers the phone owes money.
So far the scammers have milked three people out of money.
Police say the calls start with the scammer asking for money, saying the resident’s tax bills are overdue. The caller also says if the bills are not paid, then the resident will be evicted.
The suspect then shows up at the victim’s door saying he will take whatever they have, and tries to get their personal information.
“If you do owe a bill, you’re going to receive something in the mail on city letterhead,” says Detective Nicole Monroe. “You’re not going to be put out of your home without a court hearing.”
The victims who have refused to pay have been assaulted.
Police want to make it clear that this is not how the city operates.
Don’t ever give away your personal information to anyone you don’t know.
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