Crime, Police/Fire

Police in Baltimore County warn residents of bail money scam

NOTTINGHAM, MD—”This is an urgent message about your grandchild. I’m their lawyer. They’ve been involved in an accident and arrested for reckless driving. They need $10,000 to pay their bail so that they don’t have to stay in jail for six months.” Legit? No, this is fraud, and police say it’s costing older citizens in Baltimore County thousands of dollars. …


Business, Crime, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

FBI sees rise in online shopping scams

BALTIMORE, MD—The Federal Bureau of Investigation says an increasing number of victims are being directed to fraudulent websites via social media platforms and popular online search engines. According to complaints received by the FBI, an increasing number of victims have not received items they purchased from websites offering low prices on items such as gym equipment, small appliances, tools, and …


IKEA to host 2019 BBB Shred Day on Saturday

IKEA will be holding a Shred Day in White Marsh on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The 12th Annual Shred Day in Maryland is part of a Better Business Bureau campaign across North America that seeks to broaden awareness about and reduce identity theft in local communities. In 2018, BBB helped 1,812 attendees destroy 35 tons of personally identifiable documents at …