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In Arlington County, the telephone rings and the caller, a scammer, says he's a lieutenant with the sheriff's office.
A scam has returned to the region and it's prompting a warning from police.
Loudoun County, Va., officials are warning people in the region of scammers who are calling victims and posing as the local sheriff's office. And these crook aren't easy to catch, according to officials.
Montgomery County Police say that fraudulent phone calls, looking to separate you from your personal information or your money, have been on a sharp rise in the past week.
In the scam, customers are told their bills are overdue and that they need a specific Visa card to pay them off.
At least two people have been bilked out of hundreds of dollars by a phone scam that has been hitting Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Police are warning people about a telephone scam after responding to five incidents in the Friendship Heights area since October.