identity theft

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 1, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week With Virtual Events

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) and Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will host a variety of virtual informative webinars from Feb. 28 to March 6 for National Consumer Protection Week. The free webinars aim to help community members understand their consumer rights and decide how to make well-informed decisions regarding their money.  The […]

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June 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for June 19 in Montgomery County

Happy Juneteenth! Today marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the State of Texas on June 19, 1865. As we celebrate Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day” today — Wednesday, June 18 — here are five other things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Celebrates Pride Month: Tonight Councilmember Evan Glass, Denizens […]

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June 5, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Real ID Deadline in Maryland Extended

A select group of 43,000 Maryland REAL ID license holders have until July 3 to update their required paperwork. This paperwork ensures that license are REAL ID compliant. If drivers fail to do so, they are subject to recall action. This means if Maryland Police pull you over, they will confiscate your license.   These residents are […]

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April 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Two from Montgomery Indicted on Identity Theft Charges, U.S. Attorney Says

A federal grand jury indicted Jonathan Henry, 26, of Bethesda, and Dominique Davis, 27, of Germantown, on Thursday on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The indictment was returned April 11, and unsealed Thursday upon the arrest of Henry, the statement […]

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August 5, 2015 | Aline Barros

Mikulski and Cardin Introduce Amendments to Cybersecurity Bill

Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski introduced two amendments to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) to provide additional protections to federal workers and to expand security of federal cyber systems. The first amendment will provide Office of Personnel Management (OPM) with an additional $37 million to accelerate the completion of scheduled improvements to network […]

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July 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

FTC Expert Provides Identity Theft Tips (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Lisa Schifferle of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) tells a standing room only crowd in Germantown that the agency’s main mission is to prevent identity theft and fraud. During her short presentation, she provided some valuable information about identity theft to residents, many of them federal employees who are concerned […]

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July 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

U.S. Rep. Delaney’s Remarks at Identity Theft Forum (VIDEO)

It’s important to be “an active participate in protecting yourself,” said U.S. Rep. John Delaney during his opening remarks at an identity theft forum at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown on July 16th. “We can beat this threat,” Delaney said. Watch the Congressman’s remarks in this MyMCMedia Extra video: Over 275 people, […]

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July 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Attorney General Brian Frosh: “My Identity Has Been Stolen” (VIDEO)

Identity theft can happen to anyone. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh says his identity was stolen this year. Frosh was a featured speaker at a recent forum on identity theft, hosted by Congressman John Delaney, in Germantown.

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July 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 17, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, July 17, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Rabid Bat: One week ago today, Gaithersburg animal control officers captured a rabid bat in a resident’s apartment. Now, officials are reminding residents to get their cats and dogs vaccinated against the rabies virus. There’s a free rabies clinic taking […]

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