In-Person Pickups Are New Twist in Grandparent Scam

Detectives from the Financial Crimes division of the Montgomery County Police Department are again warning residents of what is typically referred to as the “Grandparent Scam.” The scam has taken a new twist: Victims have collectively given over $48,500 in cash to a scammer that arrives at their home to collect the money.

Consumer office investigating two scams

County looking for help with telephone scam

Image by Alachua County on Flickr. The county’s Office of Consumer Protection is investigating two scams recently reported to the office, according to Director Eric Friedman. The more serious of the two is a variation of a water quality scam that’s been seen in the past, while the other is a Pepco billing scam. “The door-to-door water purification scam is … Read More