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Rosedale tax preparer sentenced for filing fraudulent tax returns

ROSEDALE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced that Jonathan Hebb, 43, of Rosedale, pleaded guilty in the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to two counts of filing a false income tax return. From January 2013 through March 2017, Hebb, who was a registered tax preparer in Maryland, prepared and filed Maryland income tax returns, for a …


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BGE warns of increase in scammers [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD – BGE officials say they have seen a recent increase in reports of individuals calling BGE customers and falsely claiming their electric or gas service will be disconnected unless payment is made. These impersonators instruct customers to buy a prepaid credit card and call back to a different phone number with the personal identification number (PIN) or other …


New caller ID ‘spoofing’ scam demands payments for violations

The Maryland Judiciary is warning the public about a new telephone scam that appears to originate from the Baltimore County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. The callers use a scam known as “caller ID spoofing” in which the scammers deliberately falsify the information sent to caller ID displays to hide their identity, in this case appearing as the clerk’s office. When …

Fraudster solicits fire company donations in White Marsh

A repeat offender would seem to be at it again. The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reports that a man wearing a Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Department shirt was soliciting donations at the intersection of Route 40 and Ebenezer Road on Tuesday afternoon. This same individual has reportedly been spotted soliciting fraudulent donations several times over the past few months. …

BGE warns of door-to-door scammers

BGE is warning local residents to be on alert for scammers. The company says utility imposters may knock on doors offering discounts on electric bills. “We are a regulated utility and we cannot offer discounts on our rates,” said BGE officials. “Also, we’ll never ask for your choice ID numbers on your bill.” To shop authorized suppliers, BGE customers can visit https://www.bge.com/MyAccount/MyService/Pages/MySupplierOptions.aspx.

Maryland State Police warning residents about phone scams

PIKESVILLE, MD – Maryland State Police are warning the public about a reported telephone scam in which the caller cloned a state police number and requested personal information from as part of a “criminal investigation.” A woman called the Maryland State Police on Thursday morning and reported she had received a call in which the caller ID on her phone showed …