Scam Alert: Public Warned About Increase In 'Virtual Kidnapping' Ransom ScamAuthorities are warning the public about an uptick in the number of ransom scams in our area.
2 Nigerian Citizens Sentenced for $2 Million Romance ScamTwo Nigerian citizens living outside Houston and posing as South African diplomats have been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud in a $2 million romance scam conspiracy.
Schools Warn of 'Virtual Kidnapping' Scam Targeting ParentsSchools across the U.S. are warning about a scam to convince parents that their children have been kidnapped — even though they haven't — and to collect ransom money.
State Police: Panhandling Scam Causing Backups, Crashes In MarylandMaryland State Police are warning motorists to avoid stopping on exit ramps for individuals allegedly flagging down vehicles for help in order to beg for money.
Pa. Woman Allegedly Faked Cancer, Scammed People Out Of Thousands Of DollarsOfficials say 23-year-old Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates scammed people out of thousands of dollars after she allegedly faked her illness.
Montgomery County Officials Warn Of Scam LetterOfficials in Montgomery County are warning property owners not to be fooled by a letter that tells them they can pay $99 to petition to have their property tax assessment reviewed.
Prince George's County Detective Cracks Real-Estate ScamIt started out as a favor for a colleague. A clerk in the Prince George's County police department asked Lt. Charles Duelley to investigate after she found people living in what should have been her vacant Cheltenham house.
Father And Son Arrested In Howard Co. Paving ScamA father and son were arrested after police say they ran a paving scam in Howard County.
Police Looking For Third Man In Driveway Paving ScamA Howard County father and son are arrested for operating a driveway paving scam.
Another Howard County Door-To-Door Solicitation Scam Suspect ArrestedHoward County Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with a door-to-door solicitation scam that occurred in July.
Man Indicted In $1M Online Romance ScamA Maryland man has been indicted on federal charges of defrauding elderly people on online dating services of more than $1 million by pretending to be romantically interested in them.
Police Warn Of Man Posing As Water Company WorkerAnne Arundel County police are warning residents of a man who posed as an employee of a water company and then burglarized a home.