Reporting Fraud: DON’T IGNORE FRAUD. SPEAK UP.
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How to handle a phone scam.
Pepco to Disconnect your Power in 45 minutes
BEWARE!!!! There’s a new scam going around where you receive a call from "PEPCO" stating that your account is past due and that they will be turning your power off in 45 minutes. When I called the number back, it was the intro for the Pepco call in number but the red flag was when you hit either 1 or 2 for DC or Maryland, it connects you directly to an agent. Please remember that PEPCO does not call you when they are going to disconnect. Don’t engage and know when your bill is due.
For more information check out Pepco’s webiste.
ALERT: COVID-19 FRAUD SCHEMES
COVID-19 FRAUD SCHEMES
It is important to remain diligent in protecting yourself from fraud. Unfortunately, several fraud schemes have developed to take advantage of people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health and Human Service Office of the Inspector General offers some guidance about COVID-19 testing fraud. Other kinds of fraud include solicitors (on the phone or in person) selling fake water filters, hand sanitizer, test kits, do-it-yourself or homemade ventilators, and government bailout deposits. If you suspect COVID-19 fraud, contact National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline (866) 720-5721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you suspect any fraudulent door-to-door solicitations around town, please file a report with the Police Department by calling 301-352-1200.