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Montgomery County Seeks Resident Help with Telephone Scam

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Montgomery County Government wants to inform residents about a telephone spoofing scam that is taking place in our area. Several County residents have reported receiving calls from scammers who are fraudulently using County telephone numbers (240-773-xxxx and 240-777-xxxx). While we don't yet know the objectives of the perpetrators, there have been no reports of loss of money, nor personably identifiable information, to date.

Many calls are left without a message, which has prompted affected residents to call back. When the resident calls back the County number, the County employee answering the call is unaware that anyone is using their telephone number. County officials are investigating and would like to hear from residents who have received these calls to assist our efforts in addressing this problem.  

If you receive a call from a County government telephone number that is suspicious, please report it by calling MC311 or by visiting MC311.com to answer the following questions: 

1.     When did you receive the call or message (date/time)? 
2.     If you received a message or spoke to someone, what did they say? 
3.     What number did the caller ID indicate that the call originated from? (What County number was used in the spoof call?) 

Residents can reach MC311 in the County by dialing 3-1-1 or 240-777-0311 from anywhere, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The MC311 website, www.mc311.com, is available 24/7.  
 

Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Brian Roberts 240-777-6507