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Baltimore County Police Department warns of family member impersonation telephone scam

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TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department is warning residents of a recent increase in scam phone calls.

Specifically, police are warning of a scam whereby callers impersonate a grandchild – or another close relative – in a crisis and ask for immediate financial assistance.

Authorities say these calls may appear to come from a trusted phone number, but are most likely a scam.

Anyone who receives one of these calls is urged to dial 9-1-1 or call police at 410-887-2222.

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