Worcester Co. Warns Of Local Phone Scam

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A phone scam has been reported in Worcester County, where residents have been getting calls falsely demanding payment for a utility bill or a tax bill. According to Worcester County authorities, the county does not call someone to threaten shut-off of water or sewer service. The scam appears to be an attempt to gain personal…

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FTC reports surge in coronavirus complaints, scams

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Consumer complaints and scam reports to the Federal Trade Commission related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) have surged in recent weeks. Since the beginning of the year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received more than 7,800 coronavirus-related reports from consumers, double what they were about a week ago. The top categories of coronavirus-related fraud complaints…

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