The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam being perpetrated against Maine sex offenders.

In a statement Tuesday, the sheriff’s office warned against anyone calling Maine sex offenders and purporting to be Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies.

In the calls, the callers use specific names of real deputies – Deputy Daniel Graham and Sgt. Jim Goskin—and claiming that the call recipient is out of compliance with Maine’s sex offender registration laws, and to avoid possible charges, the call recipients should pay a fine using gift cards.

“This is not something the Sheriff’s office or any other law enforcement agency would do,” wrote Cumberland County Sheriff’s Capt. Don Goulet. “This is another scam concocted to get money from those unaware.”

Anyone who receives such a call should hang up and call law enforcement, Goulet said.

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