County Warns Of Telephone Scam

County Warns Of Telephone Scam

Montgomery County Government warns residents about a telephone spoofing scam that is taking place in the area. Several county residents have reported receiving calls from scammers who are fraudulently using county telephone numbers (240-773-xxxx and 240-777-xxxx).

Many calls are left without a message, which has prompted affected residents to call back. When the resident calls back the county number, the county employee answering the call is unaware that anyone is using their telephone number. County officials are investigating and would like to hear from residents who have received these calls to assist our efforts in addressing this problem.

If you receive a call from a county government telephone number that is suspicious, report it by calling MC311 or by visiting to answer the following questions:

  • When did you receive the call or message (date/time)?

  • If you received a message or spoke to someone, what did they say?

  • What number did the caller ID indicate that the call originated from? (What county number was used in the spoof call?)

Residents can reach MC311 in the county by dialing 3-1-1 or 240-777-0311 from anywhere, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.The MC311 website,, is available 24/7.