Con artists simply don\’t give up. They keep coming up with new ways to separate you from your money. And a local sheriff\’s office is warning of a freshened-up version of an old scam.
With so much shopping, scammers often use the holiday season to try to separate people from their money.
When cyber crooks lay their online traps, D.C. computer addresses
are among their favorites to target, according to a cybersecurity firm.
The Sheriff\’s Office in Loudoun County is warning of a new scam targeting residents. Scammers posing as police threaten to arrest the victims unless they pay up.
Pepco and SMECO are warning customers of phony calls aiming to scam customers out of their money.
A scam alert is going out to Montgomery and Prince George\’s county residents after some area residents
reported utility impersonators are trying to gain access to homes and businesses to
gain information for identity theft or fraud.
Customers of several utilities in Virginia have been getting phone calls telling them they are late on their bills and their service will be shut off unless they pay up. And the scammers may use caller ID to fool you.
It is almost as certain a sign of spring as the robins: Young people showing up at your front door offering specials on magazine subscriptions.
The air is getting warmer and the days longer, and that means summer vacation planning is in full swing.
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.
Prince George\’s County detectives are warning residents of a phone scam that threatens to blackmail residents\’ in order to ask their financial information.
The Virginia Department of Taxation and Fairfax
County police Wednesday issued
residents about the unrelated financial schemes.
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.
As warmer weather approaches, homeowners are being warned of a surprising door-to-door scam.
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.