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  • 02 Jun 2020 11:34 PM | Anonymous

    A retired senior with a limited income received an email with details on a data entry position...However, the modest proposition turned into a money pit. With her offer letter, she received a check and instructions to send several payments to cover office expenses. Source: WMAR-ABC 2, Matter for Mallory


  • 31 May 2020 11:12 PM | Anonymous

    Riots devastate businesses in the rage of the riot and the damage and destruction caused by the rioters. The events in April and May 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland show the results of damage caused by riots and rioters. Riots, like natural disasters, can invite insurance fraud and claims for damages to people who suffered no loss including some who are not even in the city where the riot or disaster took place. Source: Law.com


  • 07 May 2020 12:59 PM | Anonymous

    AARP Maryland is warning of a new scheme targeting Maryland’s Hispanic/Latino communities...Victims told AARP's Fraud Watch Network the scammers threatened to report their targets to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding their undocumented status, if they attempted to back out of the investment. Although the victims in the four reported cases are documented, they raised concern about how many people have continued to invest out of fear of deportation. Source: AARP Maryland and En español.

  • 04 May 2020 11:36 PM | Anonymous

    People posing as insurance agents or as representatives of a company are marketing fake health, life and travel insurance products, mostly over the telephone, through email or over the internet. These scammers usually try to solicit private information from individuals such as bank account information or credit card numbers. Source: Maryland Insurance Administration


  • 28 Apr 2020 11:22 PM | Anonymous

    Payments fraud was already rising, and now experts predict increased online usage brought on by stay-at-home orders will only exacerbate the trend...The Annapolis, Md.-based Accredited Standards Committee X9, Inc. said Tuesday it has updated one online-authentication standard and issued a new one in response to fraud attacks since the onset of the Covid-19 restrictions. Source: Digital Transactions


  • 23 Apr 2020 11:59 PM | Anonymous
    Baltimore's board has returned few decisions and hasn’t filed an annual report in six years... The City Council has approved a measure which will move the ethics board into the office of Baltimore’s Inspector General. Source: WBFF- Fox45 News
  • 22 Apr 2020 11:15 PM | Anonymous

    The Office of the Inspector General found poor cash handling procedures and a lack of internal controls related to inventory that led to mismanagement and the opportunity for theft of City funds. Source: Baltimore OIG report.


  • 21 Apr 2020 11:50 PM | Anonymous
    Former running back Clinton Portis has asked a Kentucky federal court to transfer charges that he defrauded a league health plan to either Virginia or Maryland, saying prosecutors are trying to make him "stand trial hundreds of miles from his home." Source: Law360
  • 21 Apr 2020 11:12 PM | Anonymous

    The Maryland Attorney General today joined 18 other attorneys general in urging 3M to do more to combat inflated prices of N95 respirators and other desperately needed personal protective equipment. ..The attorneys general ask 3M to take the following actions, in addition to the steps they have already taken,.

    -Continue to publish policies prohibiting price gouging by its distributors and cease doing business with those distributors who violate them;

    -Create a database of 3M’s inventory of N95 respirators for government officials and healthcare providers; and,

    -Make transparent how inventory is being distributed and how orders are being filed.

    Source: Maryland Attorney General
  • 21 Apr 2020 11:07 PM | Anonymous

    The federal government has begun making payments...Unfortunately, there are also unscrupulous people taking advantage of these payments to try to scam others out of money or personal information. By understanding some basic information about these payments,the Attorney General's office hopes to help you avoid scammers and fraudsters.Source: Maryland Attorney General

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