telephone scams

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 25, 2013 | Staff Writer

Police Warn of Telephone Scam

Montgomery County residents have reported three cases of telephone scams since Feb. 20. Montgomery County Police believe these cases are related. The police want residents to be aware of these tips to protect yourself from telephone scams: Do not provide information over the phone. Scammers often ask leading questions to retrieve information from you. Often, […]

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