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It’s That Time: Avoiding Online Tax Scams

From the Desk of Thomas F. Duffy, Chair, MS-ISAC It’s tax season, which means it’s also time for tax scams. Some tax scams occur when fraudulent tax returns are filed in the victim’s name while other variants occur when the malicious actors call the victim and pretend to be Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents. In…

Special Feature: The Digilantes Try to Find Out Who Is Behind Mugshots.com

by Natasha Del Toro, Dan Lieberman, and Rachel Schallom  (original post and content here) This is a new kind of interactive investigation that lets you dive deeper into the parts of the story that interest you most. There are a lot of people online that want to rip you off. But The Digilantes are here…

Need Witness for Wreck on I-20 Eastbound Near Mile 42 in Outside Atlanta, GA

I was involved in a wreck this morning 5/21 at 11:04 near mile marker 42 eastbound on I-20 outside Atlanta. I (a red Ford F150) was side swiped by a red dump truck. The dump truck driver is lying to the state troopers trying to avoid liability but so much damage was done that I…

What Parents Need to Know About Trending “Abduction Scams”

Since May 4, police have received three reported cases of what appear to be a trending scam for money. This scam utilizes fear as a catalyst. A parent gets a phone call during a school day and they hear a child crying or a child stating they have been kidnapped. Then, a stranger gets on the phone…

Who Are These Costco Fraudsters in Alexandria, VA?

Police are investigating a larceny that occurred at the Route 1 Costco located at 7940 Richmond Highway on Saturday, February 13. Shortly after 11:30 a.m. the victim’s purse was taken from her shopping cart while a second suspect distracted her by engaging her in conversation. The victim’s credit card was used a short time later…

Man Suspected of ATM Fraud in Alexandria, VA Say Police

A man withdrew cash from the SunTrust Bank ATM, located at 5922 Richmond Highway on Saturday, November 21, at around 4:15 p.m. The ATM card he used was believed to be counterfeit as the original card was never out of the victim’s possession. The suspect left the area with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect…

Fairfax Police Looking for Man Posing as Walmart Employee Who Stole Cash from Register

A man entered a Walmart store in the 13000 block of Fair Lakes Shopping Center on Tuesday, December 15, at around 4 p.m., wearing a Walmart employee vest. He approached a cashier and told him that he was needed in the office. The suspect then took control of the register, checked out a customer, then stole…

Herndon Police Warn Dominion Power Customers of Fraud

Power company will not ask for debit card payment, they say Town of Herndon police say several business and residential customers in the Town of Herndon have been the targets of recent fraud attempts by scammers posing as Dominion Power representatives. Police say the caller will contact the business or resident by telephone, tell them…

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