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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September 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Consumer Alert: Don’t be Scammed by Air Duct Cleaning Services (VIDEO)

Are you considering having the air ducts in your home cleaned. The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) warns residents of deceptive practices by companies that promote their air duct cleaning services with coupons. “Most of these firms do not even disclose their business address on their coupons and receipts,” said OCP Director Eric Friedman. “The […]

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April 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Consumer Alert: Don’t Be Scammed (VIDEO)

Spring is the time of year when many residents are working on outdoor, home improvement projects. “This is also the time that scammers show up, ” said Joy Matthews, an investigator from the Office of Consumer Protection. Find out more in this Consumer Alert, below:

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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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November 30, 2012 | Staff Writer

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Police Report: Scammers (Video)

Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks describes recent scams being perpetrated on elderly residents. Scammers call claiming to be grandchildren in need of money. Captain Starks provides some practical advice on how to avoid falling victim to a scammer. Take a look. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local […]

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