The Frederick County Sheriff's Office has received numerous calls regarding a scam in which someone is calling Frederick County residents, posing as a Frederick County Sheriff Office senior leader, and stating they have a warrant for the caller or someone in their family.
The caller is asking that the person being called pay for this warrant with gift cards and instructing them how to do this. The callers are even giving the person being called the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office main line number.
The Sheriff’s Office would NEVER serve a warrant this way and would NEVER ask for payment over the phone and especially with gift cards. If you experience this scam, please call 301-600-1046 to report it.
June is Elder Abuse & Fraud Prevention month
Join us for presentations on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from Scams and Fraud. The Frederick County States Attorney’s office is scheduled for three virtual center presentations during the month. For more information please refer to this Fraud Presentation flyer.
Health and Safety
To ensure the health and safety of Frederick County’s seniors and our staff, the Senior Services Division will be phasing in the opening of County-operated senior centers over time, based on the guidance of Frederick County public health experts. Our top priorities are to support vaccination clinics, assist in the Call Center, and deliver food to vulnerable older adults.
While our doors may be closed, we continue to provide personal care for homebound individuals, caregiver support, client and case management, health insurance counseling, as well as activities and programs through the virtual senior center. As we move forward, some programs must be scaled back gradually, and other programs will be built up slowly. Your patience during this transition is appreciated.