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'Mystery shopper' scam making rounds again

The "Mystery Secret Shopper" scam is nothing new. But it is making the rounds again and victims are forking over thousands of dollars before they realize it's a fraud.

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 06:45am EDT

Tags: mystery shopper, Federal Trade Commission, Jamie Forzato

Scam targets Washington Post readers

The Washington Post is alerting its subscribers to a scam aimed at getting the members to pay a third party for the renewal of the paper.

Friday - 10/03/2014, 12:22pm EDT

Tags: Washington Post,

IRS scam bilks victims for $5 million

The IRS has issued a consumer alert after more than 1,000 victims have lost up to $5 million to a phone scam.

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:20pm EDT

Tags: IRS, consumer protection, darci marchese

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Scammers posing as police target Alexandria

Alexandria police say they've received more than 20 calls from residents reporting a phone scam in the area.

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 05:27am EDT

Tags: Alexandria Police, Alexandria, phone scam, Megan Cloherty

Howard County police: con-man may be preying on elderly

A Virginia man has been arrested for scamming an elderly woman out of cash by bullying her and police say there could be more elderly victims of a scam based upon on intimidation. One man is in custody but another is still wanted by police.

Saturday - 08/02/2014, 10:44am EDT

Tags: Howard county, Md, elderly

W.Va. woman sentenced for role in wire fraud

A West Virginia woman will spend more than four years in prison for her role in a Nigerian wire fraud scheme.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 12:40pm EDT

Tags: West Virginia, wire fraud, federal courts,

Transportation officials warn of E-ZPass scams

A new phishing scam is targeting E-ZPass users along the East Coast, including drivers who live in Maryland and Virginia.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 12:21pm EDT

Tags: E-ZPass, identity theft, Ari Ashe

Scammers target Prince George's County residents

A scam that surfaced in Arlington County earlier this year and has now popped up in Prince George's County.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 05:17am EDT

Tags: Dick Uliano, sharon taylor, fraud, Prince George

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