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March 24, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Federal Trade Commission Warns Against COVID-19 Related Scams

Scams related to COVID-19 have increased rapidly in recent months due to scammers taking advantage of the worldwide health crisis. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as of January 2021, they received nearly 327,000 consumer complaints related to COVID-19. MyMCM spoke with Attorney Roberto Anguizola from the FTC’s marketing department about the most common […]

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March 23, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Posting Vaccination Cards on Social Media Can Pose Security Risk

Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine has become a source for bragging rights, however posting a picture of the actual card on social media poses security risks. A vaccination card includes personal information including date of birth, date of vaccine and location of vaccine which can be used to steal your identity. Personal information can help a […]

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March 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Advierten sobre las Estafas Relacionadas con Covid-19

Las estafas relacionadas con el Covid-19 han aumentado rápidamente y por lo general sus víctimas son las comunidades más vulnerables como la hispana y la afroamericana; así mismo hay estafas directamente dirigidas a mujeres hispanas, ancianos, inmigrantes y estudiantes, según la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) quienes, hasta enero 2021,  habían recibido casi 327,000 quejas […]

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February 21, 2021 | Michael Hernández

El Condado Advierte a los Residentes Sobre Estafas Relacionadas con COVID-19

La Oficina de Protección al Consumidor del Condado de Montgomery está alertando a los residentes del condado sobre las estafas de productos falsos, sitios de prueba y disponibilidad de vacunas vinculadas con COVID-19. Las estafas se llevan a cabo a través de correo electrónico, mensajes de texto y llamadas telefónicas donde los estafadores buscan que […]

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February 19, 2021 | Michael Hernández

County Officials Warn Residents About COVID-19-Related Scams

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection is advising county residents about scams regarding false products, testing sites, and vaccine availability linked to COVID-19. The scams are being conducted through email, text, and phone calls where scammers seek to get residents to provide them with money for services or products that do not exist, according […]

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July 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Identity Theft Forum (VIDEO)

Identity theft is a growing problem across the country and right here in Maryland. In fact, over 275 people attended an identity theft and fraud prevention forum earlier this month in Germantown. The standing-room only event at the BlackRock Center for the Arts was hosted by Congressman John Delaney and featured one-on-one advice from over […]

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July 16, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Congressman Delaney Hosts Identity Theft Forum (PHOTOS)

Over 275 people attended an identity theft and fraud prevention forum on Thursday night in Germantown. The standing-room only event at the BlackRock Center for the Arts was hosted by U.S. Rep. John Delaney and featured one-on-one advice from federal, state and county officials. There was also a panel discussion with some of these experts. […]

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