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Montgomery County Officials Warn of Scam Letter

Officials 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.


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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Online Romance Scam

A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to defrauding people on online dating services of more than $1 million by pretending to be romantically interested in them.


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Fake IRS Agents Target More Than 366,000 in Huge Tax Scam

Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail as part of a huge nationwide tax scam that has cost taxpayers $15.5 million.


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Widowed Hyattsville Woman Falls Victim to Utility Scam

Lucia Canales never agreed to have her gas and electric switched to another company, yet the utility she never wanted to leave is demanding she pay over $500 left from the company she never wanted to sign up with, and which she feels overcharged her from the get go.


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Md. Police Warn of Telephone Scam

An increasing amount of people reported telephone scams in the last week, Montgomery County police say.


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E-mail Scam Aimed at E-ZPass Customers

Even if you aren’t an E-ZPass user, you may be the target of a new e-mail scam.


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Where To Buy A Cheap Car Online

In place of tiny columns with cryptic abbreviations of a car’s conditions, the Internet boasts searchable listings with generous detail and expansive photo galleries.


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Man Sentenced in Shoplifting-Gift Card Conspiracy

A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in a shoplifting scam in which stolen goods were returned to stores for gift cards.


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Pepco Warns Customers of Fake Utility Bills

Pepco is warning customers of scammers trying to steal information through fake utility invoices.


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Target Breach Appears to Be Part of Broader Scam

The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the holiday season appears to have been part of a broader and highly sophisticated scam that potentially affected a large number of retailers, according to a report published by a global cyber intelligence firm that works with the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security.