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New scam comes from D.C., claims to be government agency

Unfortunately, consumer scams are nothing new to the D.C. metro area, but one recent scam is claiming to represent a government agency.

Saturday - 02/02/2013, 09:16am EST

Tags: John Aaaron, U.S. Grant Office

Watch out for this scam targeting Dominion Power customers

Dominion Power is warning customers that scammers are trying to get their personal information by threatening to turn off their electricity.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 03:59am EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Dominion Virginia Power,

Va. attorney general issues holiday scams warning

Virginia's attorney general is warning residents to be wary of holiday scam artists.

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 09:13am EST


Police warn of phone scam targeting the elderly

Montgomery County Police are warning people about a telephone scam after responding to five incidents in the Friendship Heights area since October.

Sunday - 11/25/2012, 02:57pm EST

Tags: Montgomery County Police, phone scam

Olympics email scam alleges Gabby scandal, contains malware

The Olympics aren't even over and an email scam has surfaced, posing as a video detailing a scandal on the U.S. gymnastics team.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 11:46am EDT

Tags: Gabby Douglas, laboratory regulations, malware, U.S. women, Olympics, max smith

Dominion Virginia warns of utility bill scam

Dominion Virginia Power is warning its customers about a scam offering payment for your high summer utility bills through a federal program.

Saturday - 07/21/2012, 10:26am EDT

Tags: Dominion Virginia Power, utility bill, Better Business Bureau

Md. comptroller warns against scam targeting military

Maryland's comptroller is issuing a warning about a scam that targets many involved in the military.

Sunday - 06/10/2012, 06:29am EDT

Tags: Peter Franchot, Comptroller Peter Franchot, military, email

2 convicted in Va. of marriage fraud

Two Belarussian nationals have been convicted in Virginia of conspiring to enter fraudulent marriages so they could obtain permanent U.S. resident status.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 03:16pm EDT

Tags: hampton, marriage, Norfolk

When free isn't free

It is a scam that is becoming more and more common.

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 07:37am EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Call for Action,

Tax season increases the scams

Consumers are not used to seeing emails from the Internal Revenue Service in their inboxes, so when they do, many click and shouldn't.

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 06:19am EDT

Tags: taxes, Hank Silverberg, phishing,

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