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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, scam, 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, scam, 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, scam, 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, scam, 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, scam, 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, scam

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, scam

Mortgage settlement with banks sparks new scam

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said the calls and emails about scams began very soon after the settlement was announced. The scammers try and convince consumers that, for a fee, they can get some of that money announced in the settlement with major banks.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 05:25am EST

Tags: Mortgage settlement, scam, Ken Cuccinelli, Hank Silverberg

A sport or a scam?

Spear phishing isn't a way of catching fish. It's a way of catching unwary consumers.

Friday - 02/10/2012, 05:43pm EST

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Call for Action, scam

Va. local officials warn of police fundraising scam

Prince George County officials are warning residents about a scam involving donations to police.

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 05:04am EST

Tags: Prince George County, Virginia, scam

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