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Watch Out For New “Can You Hear Me?” Phone Scam

So this has been a thing for a bit now but it’s worth repeating the warning. Scum of the earth (aka scammers) are leveraging a new devious tactic to dupe you into providing just enough affirmation to allow them to make purchases and other nefarious acquisitions on your unknowing behalf by simply getting you to…

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…

Multi-State Speed Camera Violation Email Scam

The Police Department has received reports from law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania and California regarding a scam involving fraudulent speed camera violation emails. At this time, MCP has not received any reports that County residents have received these emails. The email, which states that the person has received an automated speed camera citation, includes a…

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…

Be Aware! Wegman’s Facebook Scam Exposed.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is alerting customers to a scam that involves a fraudulent Facebook post bearing the company’s name. The company said it became aware of the scam earlier today when an employee questioned the validity of the post. The Facebook post shows the image of a Wegmans storefront with a false claim that…

Woman and Child Kidnapped, Woman Made To Withdraw Cash From Bank – Brentwood, CA

In Brentwood, California, two men have been scamming women: The Brentwood Police Department confirmed a November 7 incident where a woman and her young son were kidnapped and drove to a bank where she withdraw $1,900 from her account. According to Police, a Hispanic female and her son were exiting Kohl’s on Lone Tree Way…

Were You Scammed at the ATM at the King’s Highway 7-Eleven in Alexandria, VA? FCPD Wants to Know.

An off-duty police officer called us when he noticed a fraud device (skimmer) on an ATM in the Huntington area on Friday, November 13. The officer had inserted his card at Citi Bank ATM at the 7-Eleven, 5834 E North Kings Highway, around 11 a.m. when he noticed that the card slot fell off and…

Fairfax Water Warning Customers of Scam

Fairfax Water is warning customers to be aware of scammers that have targeted area residents. The water company says it has received reports of people showing up on doorsteps or calling on the phone offering discounts or to pay the bill.   From Fairfax Water Summer 2015 newsletter       Sadly, Fairfax Water recently learned about…

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