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The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office currently is investigating a scam in which citizens are being called by a person posing as a Calvert County deputy.

The caller allegedly is saying the citizen has outstanding traffic fines and is directing the citizen to acquire a money order for the fine amount. The money then is to be wired to the caller to satisfy the fines to prevent a warrant from being issued, according to an alert sent by the sheriff’s office Thursday night.

Capt. Steve Jones of the sheriff’s office said Monday he knows of two individuals who have been called, but no money had been exchanged.

Sheriff’s office personnel do not collect traffic fines and would not request any payment by telephone, the sheriff’s office alert states.

“One of the things we would never do is request money over the phone, especially in a money order,” Jones said. “No money orders ever, and certainly not over the telephone.”

Anyone who receives a call like this is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 410-535-2800 or 301-855-1194.