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IRS Back Taxes Scam Alert

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

SCAM ALERT: On August 8, officers responded to a residence in La Plata for the report of a scam. The victim stated she received a voicemail on her phone from a man claiming…

Scam Alert

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several reports of a scam in which someone is calling residents claiming to be a police officer and warns the person they have an unpaid red light camera violation in Charles County. The caller then tells the person a warrant has been issued and the only way the person can have it dismissed is to make a payment over the phone using a credit…

CCSO Offers Tips for Cybersecurity

The security challenges that threaten cyberspace are growing, and ordinary citizens and large corporations alike are being encouraged to guard against cybercrime. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is offering guidance about how to protect sensitive and critical data when engaging in computer activity.

“Some of us are not tech-savvy but no one who uses a computer or smartphon…

Halloween Safety

An increase in ghosts, zombies and superheroes will take to the streets this Halloween and so too will an increase in Charles County Sheriff’s officers.

The CCSO will increase patrols of neighborhoods while costumed youngsters canvass the county for tricks and treats. In addition to the patrol officers on regular duty, the operation will include more than a dozen officers from the Community…

Prevent Mail Theft

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to consider a few safety tips before making a decision to leave mail in mailbox. Several weeks ago, officers responded to reports of mail being stolen. In each case, homeowners placed mail (usually bill payments) in their mailbox for the postal employee to pick up and deliver. However, someone stole the mail, altered the checks, and…

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