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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, 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 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: Prince William County Police Department, police, crime

Va man accused of scamming store twice in 1 day

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 09:00am EDT

Tags: Randolph Byrd, Wal-Mart,

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,

Con artists target seniors in broad daylight

Senior citizens are being targeted by con artists in Montgomery County.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 07:44am EDT

Tags: Montgomery County, Nick Iannelli, seniors, Bethesda, North Bethesda, Montrose Crossing Shopping Center

D.C. power customers say Starion ripped them off

More than 100 D.C. residents say they thought they were getting a good deal when they signed on with third party power providers to cut their power bills. Instead, they told the D.C. Public Service Commission, they got ripped off.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 05:30pm EDT

Tags: Public Service Commission, Starion, Pepco, power companies, Kate Ryan,

Using your number to scam others

It may not affect victim's bank accounts, but a phone scam is unnerving on Maryland woman and it could easily happen to anyone.

Monday - 06/24/2013, 02:05pm EDT

Tags: spoofed

Montgomery Co. Police: Scam phone calls on rise

Montgomery County Police say that fraudulent phone calls, looking to separate you from your personal information or your money, have been on a sharp rise in the past week.

Monday - 06/17/2013, 03:39am EDT

Tags: fraud, phone scam, Kathy Stewart, Montgomery County Police Department

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