A resident got a voicemail from a Stafford “deputy” who accused her of pending charges. The would-be victim was then told to buy gift cards totaling $1,000 to pay for court costs.
“Scammers are opportunists, and they will take advantage of whatever is in the news,” said Art Taylor, president and CEO of BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
The Justice Department said that it has charged more than 225 individuals over the past year in connection with fraud scams that victimize people age 60 and older.
James King, 63, of Baltimore, Maryland, previously pleaded guilty to one count of honest services and money wire fraud, one count of bribery of a public official and one count of falsifying records to obstruct an investigation.
The Secret Service issued a tax season phishing alert, saying large-scale scams are luring unsuspecting victims in with emails from what appear to be reputable companies.
Scammers claiming to be from a utility are always at work, and lately, they’ve been busy going after Pepco customers.
Data Doctors’ Ken Colburn explains how Microsoft support scammers convince people that they have computer problems and what you can do if you’re scammed.
Scam alert: Someone claiming to be a Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputy is calling residents and asking them to pay a fine for not showing up for jury duty.
In the aftermath of Friday’s storm, D.C. area police are warning homeowners to beware of storm scammers
Two of Maryland’s top elected officials urged seniors to guard their personal information and encouraged adult children to keep track of their parents’ financial dealings as part of an effort to bring attention to elder financial abuse and fraud.
AARP’s lead fraud researcher, Doug Shadel, said that the con men he’s interviewed have told him the best way to scam a vet is to pretend to be one.
Consumers received 2.3 billion robocalls every month on average, according to the FCC. If every American could answer the phone, including infants, that’s 8 calls per person. Here’s what D.C. consumers need to know.
A 7-Eleven store in Alexandria is the latest to have had a skimmer installed at an ATM. Police say there are some things you can do to protect your money.
More credit card skimmers are being found in local gas pumps and technology is making them tougher to spot, police say. Get tips to avoid becoming a victim.
The Better Business Bureau warns that common scams involve magazine subscriptions, alarm systems and post-storm contractors.
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