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Bipartisan coalition of attorneys general express support for congressional hearings addressing youth social media use

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general expressing strong support for the hearings being conducted by the U.S. Senate Committee addressing protection and safety of kids and teens using social media. Attorneys general have been watchful and concerned over the impacts of social media on youth. Those concerns have grown …


Crime, Events, Family

Baltimore County Public Schools invites students, staff to join in #Back2BCPS campaign

TOWSON, MD—Time to flip through those photo albums! Baltimore County Public Schools is asking all former and current students and staff to share photos of their favorite moments in its schools. From Sunday, August 15 through Sunday, August 29, Team BCPS stakeholders are asked to post the photos on social media using hashtag #Back2BCPS and include messages about their favorite …


AG Frosh joins coalition of attorneys general in urging Facebook to abandon launch of Instagram Kids

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined a coalition of 44 attorneys general urging Facebook to abandon its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, citing serious concerns about the safety and well-being of children and the harm social media poses to young people. In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark …

Baltimore County man pleads guilty in scheme to steal digital currency, social media accounts

UPDATE: Milleson’s co-defendant has also pleaded guilty to numerous charges. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—A Timonium man has pled guilty in federal court on charges of aggravated identity theft in connection with with schemes to use the identity information of victims to steal digital currency and social media accounts. Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Jordan K. …

Maryland State Police, Department Of Labor warn of unemployment insurance, other monetary scams

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor are warning the public of an increase in unemployment insurance related fraud cases and other scams being reported in the region. In recent months, investigators have been contacted regarding a wide variety of schemes targeting individuals, vulnerable populations, charities and local, state and national government agencies. Most …

Olszewski announces Baltimore County economic recovery roundtables

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced a series of roundtable discussions focused on Baltimore County’s economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “This pandemic has forced us to creatively rethink how government can best provide services to our families and businesses. As we plan our recovery, we must continue working together not just to rebuild our economy—but improve …

Attorney General Frosh to host COVID-19 scam virtual forum

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh will host a virtual consumer protection forum with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen on Friday, March 5th (today). Attorney General Frosh and Senator Van Hollen will discuss common COVID-19 related scams. They will also be answering questions from Marylanders and providing details on ways consumers can identify and protect themselves from scams. The …

THE AVENUE at White Marsh warns of Facebook messaging scam

NOTTINGHAM, MD—THE AVENUE at White Marsh is warning shoppers of a new Facebook scam. THE AVENUE has been posting official gift card giveaways all week, however now someone is attempting to capitalize on their generosity. Officials say someone is messaging Facebook users pretending to be THE AVENUE and encouraging them to click a link to claim a huge cash prize. …