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Baltimore County officials warn of volunteer firefighter phone scam

TOWSON, MD – A popular phone scam is resurfacing, according to Baltimore County officials. Representatives with the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association say there is currently a scam circulating around the county with regard to telephone solicitations. The scammers call local residents and say they are collecting donations on behalf of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association. Authorities say that …


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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 …

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 …

Police warn of scammers using Parkville precinct phone number

Police in Baltimore County are warning citizens about a telephone scam that may show police precinct phone numbers as the call-back number on caller ID. Police at the Parkville Precinct recently received a phone call from a confused individual who stated he was calling to discuss his outstanding federal taxes owed to the Internal Revenue Service. The equally confused officer …