Dover PD & DSP Warning of Two Scams

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Dover Police are alerting everyone to a phone scam. They have received reports that a caller is using an active Dover Police officer’s name and rank and is asking for payment of fines or court fees. Police say this is a scam – Dover Police would never call anyone for these issues or demand payment…

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‘Giving Tuesday’ May Bring Out The Scams

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After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday. It’s become a major day of philanthropic pledges to help non-profits, arts and cultural organizations and other community initiatives and causes. However, donors should be vigilant and make wise choices, according to Maryland Attorney Brian Frosch and Secretary of State John Wobensmith.…

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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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Delaware DOJ warns residents of coronavirus-related scams

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In light of ongoing developments related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on financial markets, the Delaware Department of Justice’s Consumer and Investor Protection Units are reminding consumers and investors in Delaware to beware of con artists seeking to capitalize on fear and uncertainty. “Con artists see opportunity in people’s anxieties,” said…

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Phone & Internet Scams On the Rise

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Scam artists are contacting residents on Delmarva trying to get you to give up your personal information.  Recent scams include bogus calls from utility companies, the IRS and Social Security.  Nearly all the scams include threats of arrest if you do not act immediately.  Many want you to pay with re-loadable or gift cards or…

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