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Loudoun Co. officials: Be alert for new tactics on old scams

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.

Sunday - 08/10/2014, 05:41am EDT

Tags: Loudoun County, kathy stewart, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office,

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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, scam,

Report: D.C. among top U.S. cities targeted by web scammers

When cyber crooks lay their online traps, D.C. computer addresses are among their favorites to target, according to a cybersecurity firm.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 09:22am EDT

Tags: cyber crime, web scammers, dick uliano, ThreatMetrix, Internet, cyber security, cybersecurity

New prepaid card scam threatens victims with arrest

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.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 07:53am EDT

Tags: Green Dot card, Mike Chapman, Hank Silverberg, Loudoun County Sheriff

2 power companies warn customers of scams

Pepco and SMECO are warning customers of phony calls aiming to scam customers out of their money.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 07:13am EDT

Tags: Pepco, SMECO, fraud scheme, thomas warren

Scam alert: Beware of WSSC impersonators

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.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 10:15am EDT

Tags: wssc, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, identity theft

Scammers threaten to turn off electricity

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.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 09:26am EDT

Tags: prepaid debit cards, utility company, Virginia attorney general, Hank Silverberg, Dominion Virginia Power

Beware of door-to-door magazine sellers

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.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 04:39pm EDT

Tags: Maryland, magazine, scam,

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