telephone scam

January 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

FBI Issues Warning of Telephone Scammers Posing as FBI Agents

The FBI strongly advises anyone receiving a phone call from someone they do not know to never give out any personal information, including social security or credit card numbers. Currently, scammers have been calling people and identifying themselves as FBI agents. The phone number that appears on the caller’s phone is 202-324-3000. Under this scam, […]

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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 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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January 12, 2015 | Staff Writer

Advice to Avoid Falling Prey to Telephone Scam (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Police Department is warning residents of a telephone scam operation that has been going on throughout the region since 2012. Find out more in this report. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Related:

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December 29, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Police Warn Residents of Telephone Scam

Montgomery County Police are warning residents of a telephone scam that has been reported throughout the county since February. Within the last week, the police department reports an increase in the report of these types of fraud calls. These scammers do not appear to be targeting a particular geographical area of the county or particular […]

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September 22, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 22, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s Car Free Day! 2. Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice will hold his weekly briefing with the media this morning and he is hosting a community meeting for residents in Montgomery Village tonight. 3. County Executive Isiah Leggett and other local […]

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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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