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Area police warn of 2 telephone scams

Police are warning of two new telephone scams. One involves crooks claiming to work for the police, while the other claims a relative of yours has been hurt in an accident.

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 07:53am EDT

Tags: police, Hank Silverberg

Phone scammers targeting Prince George's County

Prince George's County detectives are warning residents of a phone scam that threatens to blackmail residents' in order to ask their financial information.

Saturday - 02/23/2013, 04:43pm EST

Tags: police, crime, jamie forzato

Va. officials warn of two new financial scams

The Virginia Department of Taxation and Fairfax County police Wednesday issued warnings to residents about the unrelated financial schemes.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 07:57am EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg, tax refund, email scams, personal finances, Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia Department of Taxation

Watch out for texts that say you've won a gift card

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is warning residents about a text message scam that falsely suggests recipients have won a gift card to a store.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 07:05am EST

Tags: Doug Gansler, texting,

Dominion warning customers about bill scam

Dominion Virginia Power is warning customers about a nationwide scam involving an offer to pay their utility bills through a federal program.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 04:39pm EDT

Tags: Dominion Virginia Power,

Franchot warns veterans of email scam

Emails are going out to military personnel and some civilian workers, suggesting that if they're receiving disability benefits, they may be eligible for more. It's a scam.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 04:39am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, Peter Franchot, veterans

Scam strikes close to home

As warmer weather approaches, homeowners are being warned of a surprising door-to-door scam.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 05:04am EDT

Tags: david burd, home improvement, Greg Warner,

Check Caller ID to avoid scams

Think before picking up or returning calls to numbers you don't recognize. Calls from area codes such as 809, 284 or 876 might be attempts to rip you off.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 09:48am EST

Tags: telephone scams, fcc, AARP, Kristi King

Smooth-talking phone scammers target senior citizens

In Fairfax County, three senior citizens lost more than $22,000 to scammers in the last few weeks.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 05:15am EST

Tags: Fairfax Police, phone scam, Lucy Caldwell, Fair Oaks, Springfield

Police warn of fake alarm salesmen

After an incident in Takoma Park, Montgomery County police are warning of fake alarms salespeople going door to door.

Sunday - 06/26/2011, 07:01am EDT

Tags: Montgomery County police, door-to-door salesmen, takoma park

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