Fraud Scheme Preying On Elderly Nets 8-Year SentenceA Maryland man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for running a fake lottery scheme that scammed more than 100 elderly people out of more than $775,000.
State Comptroller Warns Of Fake Tax Lien ScamState Comptroller Peter Franchot says the agency has processed more than two million state tax returns. Franchot also is warning about a new scam targeting taxpayers, in which some are receiving letters from a company claiming to be with the agency and saying there is a lien against them.
2 Men, Baltimore Woman, Facing Federal Indictment In Maryland For Nationwide Scheme That Allegedly Defrauded Elderly Victims Of More Than $1.5MThree people, including a woman from Baltimore, are facing federal charges saying they were part of a nationwide scheme to target the elderly.
Maryland US Attorney's Office Seizes Fake Website Claiming To Sell COVID-19 Treatment RegeneronOfficials have seized a fifth website claiming to be that of a company selling a COVID-19 treatment, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland said Tuesday.
Officials Seize Website Claiming To Sell COVID-19 Treatment Drug Remdesivir, US Attorney's Office SaysOfficials have seized another website purporting to sell a drug used to treat COVID-19, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland said Monday.
Burglars Posing As Roofers, Utility Workers Targeting Baltimore County Homeowners, Police SayPolice in Baltimore County are warning seniors about burglars preying on the community.
Washington County Man Loses $5K In Scam Appearing To Be Amazon Order, Sheriff's Office SaysThe Washington County Sheriff's Office is warning of a fake Amazon scam after a county resident lost $5,000.
Gift Card Scams On The Rise In Parts Of Maryland, State Police SayGift card scams primarily targeting the elderly are on the rise in parts of Maryland, state police said.
Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office Seizes Two Fake Domain Names Posing As Companies Developing COVID-19 TreatmentsAuthorities have seized two domain names posing as biotechnology companies developing COVID-19 treatments but are apparently collecting personal information for fraud and installing malware, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore said Friday.
Baltimore City Sheriff's Office Warns Residents Of Recent Phone ScamThe Baltimore City Sheriff's Office is warning residents about reports of a recent phone scam.
Virginia Man Arrested After Allegedly Posing As Bail Bondsman, Scamming Sykesville Woman Out Of $39KA Virginia man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly posed as a bail bondsman to scam $39,000 out of a Sykesville woman.
FBI Warns Of Increase In Money Mule Schemes; COVID-19 Unemployment May Put More People At RiskThe FBI is warning of an increase in so-called money mule schemes in which scammers will have people transfer illegal money between different accounts to make it harder to track the source.
Anne Arundel County Police Warn Residents Of Recent Phone ScamPolice in Anne Arundel County are warning residents about recent reports of a phone scam.
BGE, Maryland Public Service Commission Warn Customers To Be Aware Of Scams As Holidays ApproachWednesday is Utility Scam Awareness Day, and ahead of then BGE and the Maryland Public Service Commission are warning customers to be aware of scams.
Florida Man Pleads Guilty In $1M Plot To Scam Elderly People Into Sending Boxes Of Cash To MarylandA Florida man has pleaded guilty to a charge that he defrauded more than two dozen elderly people out of nearly $1 million.