Add Ramp Scammers to the List of Things to Beware of on the Highway

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exitrampWhether it’s coming to your door or via email, scammers try to meet people where they are. The latest spot to beware is the exit ramp.

Along with the costly traffic, the highways in these parts have plenty of hazards, speed cameras and the occasional zombie warning. Now there’s something to worry about while getting off. Maryland State Police say they have received multiple calls about the modern-day highway robbery. These ramp scammers are known to flag down drivers, claiming their vehicle is disabled.

State Police Sgt. DaVaughn Parker told WBAL-TV they are “very well-spoken, very well-dressed and very influencing.” In some cases, they convinced people to go to the ATM, police said.

In exchange for help, the scammers offer jewelry in return. But the people who took it to trade it in quickly learned that it is very fake.

A pair of scammers from Baltimore were arrested over the weekend on I-695. But police warn that more could be out there, waiting at the curb.

 



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