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Beware: Flappy Bird copycat scam apps taking flight

Hackers haven't wasted any time exploiting the departure of the wildly popular Flappy Bird, by introducing malware in apps that mimic the addictive mobile game.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:10am EST

Tags: Christopher Budd, Trend Micro, flappy bird, hackers, Scam, Neal Augenstein

Appalachian Power customers warned of scam

Appalachian Power says small business owners are the target of a scam seeking to extort cash.

Sunday - 02/09/2014, 08:13pm EST

Tags: Appalachian Power, Scam

Scam calls evolve to kidnap, ransom calls

Scammers are at it again and they're using a frightening tactic to try to steal money from Northern Virginia residents.

Sunday - 01/19/2014, 03:29pm EST

Tags: Scam, scammers, calls, Jamie Forzato

Phony flyer seeks fee from Prince George's businesses

A flyer has circulated to businesses in Prince George's County requiring a $25 fee for a fire inspection.

Saturday - 01/18/2014, 07:07am EST

Tags: hoax, Scam, thomas warren

Holidays inspire fake debt collectors

With so much shopping, scammers often use the holiday season to try to separate people from their money.

Sunday - 12/22/2013, 08:05am EST

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, scammers, debt collectors, Kathy Stewart, Scam, scams

Sentencing set in RI for $46M plot targeting dying

A prominent lawyer and philanthropist and one of his employees will be sentenced for a $46 million investment fraud that preyed on the dying.

Sunday - 12/15/2013, 11:58am EST

Tags: Terry McAuliffe, Scam

Scam threatening arrest spreads to Prince William Co.

A Haymarket man has fallen for a scam after the scammers threatened to arrest him and police are warning residents to be wary of such swindles.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 04:15pm EDT

Tags: Scam, Prince William County Police Department, police, Crime

Resources can help seniors avoid scams

They're quick, they're clever and they're convincing. And they're targeting senior citizens. Scam artists are hard at work in our area.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 08:28am EDT

Tags: kate ryan, elderly, Scam

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