Avoid Scams

January 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cold Weather Means More PEPCO Phone Scams

As the weather gets colder, phone scammers are using it to their advantage. According to Montgomery County Consumer Protection, we should “expect an uptick in PEPCO phone scams threatening to shut off [our] power.” The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has been alerted of energy scams like these. On OCP’s website, they say that county residents have […]

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August 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

How to Avoid Scams After a Disaster

Ongoing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding is expected to continue across southeastern Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey, according to the National Hurricane Center. As rain and flooding continue throughout the region, many people are sending money and resources to help those who are impacted by the devastation. If you’re thinking about giving to charity, […]

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