Maryland judiciary warns of bench warrant scam
The Maryland judiciary is warning state residents about a scam in which a caller claims that potential victims need to pay hundreds of dollars for a “bond voucher.”
The scam has been reported in Baltimore County, according to a press release. The scammer knows the work address of the person being called and uses the information to back up the claims.
In the scam, the caller says a judge has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the person being called. When the potential victim says he never received notice of a hearing, the scammer says notice was sent to the person’s work address, gives the actual address, and says someone there signed the certified mail receipt.
The caller then informs the potential victim to travel to a public place for a handwriting analysis and says a bond voucher for hundreds of dollars is needed.