FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Department is alerting citizens about several telephone scams that have been reported recently in Frederick County.
The scams often target older residents, who are told they are winners in an international lottery of that they have inherited money, the department said in a news release. The scam artists often try to obtain an advance fee, deputies said.
Citizens are encouraged not to give out personal information or send money to a person or organization until they have verified they are dealing with a legitimate organization, deputies said.