October 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 18, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 18, in Montgomery County: 1. Vote 2016: The Presidential General Election is just three weeks away, and today is the deadline to register to vote. Watch this report for five things you need to know before Election Day. 2. On the Agenda: Tonight, the Montgomery County Council […]

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October 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Troopers Warn Motorists About Scam Artists on Exit Ramps

Maryland troopers are warning motorists about scam artists that are flagging down drivers and requesting money at exit ramps. According to police, the suspects are pretending their vehicles are disabled and flagging down passing motorists on exit ramps to ask for money. Police said these incidents are causing traffic delays and, in some cases, crashes […]

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January 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Threatening Emails Sent to Nonprofit Organizations

The Montgomery County Police Department is investigating two incidents that occurred within the last week which involve threatening emails being sent to nonprofit organizations. The emails, sent to specific members of the organizations, state that if the recipient does not transfer a specified amount of money via the online payment system, Bitcoin, by a specified […]

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September 17, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Pepco Warns Customers of Scam

Pepco officials are notifying customers about a scam that threatens to shut off electric service to customers because of false overdue bills. As in previous cases, like the “Green Dot Scam,” a person warns customers their electric service account is delinquent and will be shut off for non-payment unless immediate payment is made. A “Green […]

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September 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

A Montgomery County Consumer Alert (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP)  investigates and solves consumer complaints. In this consumer alert, OCP Director Eric Friedman provides important information about a deceptive letter that you may have received: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Related:

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August 7, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Takoma Park Police Warns Residents About Pepco Scam

It starts with a phone call from someone claiming to be representing Pepco. The Takoma Park Police Department wants residents to be on alert. According to a news release, police have received information from citizens that a person is calling and saying they represent Pepco to offer services and upgrades in exchange for money. “Many companies, […]

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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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June 26, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Maryland Judiciary Warns of New Jury Duty Scam

The Maryland Judiciary is warning the public about a sophisticated scam that has been reported in southern Maryland, but also may be happening elsewhere throughout the state. In this telephone scam, the caller claims to work for the court and is calling about failing to appear for jury duty. People who have been called say […]

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June 23, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Warn Residents About Burglars Posing as Utility Workers and Salespeople (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Police detectives are investigating three distraction burglaries where suspects targeted seniors in Rockville, Kensington and Silver Spring areas. According to police, suspects posed as utility workers on two occasions on May 26 and June 4. On a third burglary, on June 12, police said a suspect pretended to be a salesperson to steal credit […]

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June 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 15, in Montgomery County

It’s going to be a steamy one and there are some showers in the forecast today. Here are five more things to know today, June 15th, in Montgomery County: 1. Last Day of School: You may see a lot of smiling kids today. That’s because today is the official last day of school for Montgomery […]

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