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October 30, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Telephone Scam Leads to $1.5 Million in Losses for County Residents

The Montgomery County Department of Police are warning of a current phone scam that has cost nearly 20 county residents a total of $1.5 million. In a press release, the Montgomery County Police Fraud Unit says that since June, they have been investigating multiple reports of scammers identifying themselves as law enforcement. “In many of […]

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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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February 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 16, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery College has an open house and ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Science Center West Renovation at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. County Executive Ike Leggett and County Council President Roger Berliner will speak. 2. The Montgomery County Planning Board meets at […]

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February 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Sheriff Warns Residents of Phone Scam to Prevent Arrest (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office is warning residents of a nationwide phone scam currently targeting Montgomery County residents. The caller, claiming to be from the sheriff’s office, says that a warrant for their arrest will be served unless money is immediately paid. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local […]

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May 27, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Police Issue Alert for Possible Phone Scam

Police in Southern Maryland recently issued an alert for a new telephone scam. Although Maryland received only one reported incident thus far, cell phone users are urged to be aware of the potential threat and to call police if they realize the presence of fraudulent behavior by telephone. In Maryland, the case involved an individual […]

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April 2, 2014 | Staff Writer

Sheriff Popkin’s Warning on Latest Phone Scam

Scammers are now using the guise of a sheriff’s deputy to extort people into immediately sending money to avoid arrest. According to Montgomery County Sheriff Darren M. Popkin, a phone scam currently going around the country has reached Montgomery County. A caller, falsely claiming to be from the sheriff’s office, says that a warrant has […]

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March 5, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Telephone Scam (Video)

Montgomery County police are warning residents of telephone scams following the report of at least six incidents since February 20.  Detectives at the police department believe these cases are related and they need your help. Officer Rebecca Innocenti explains the scam and how residents should protect themselves. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to […]

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