Scams

Business Scam: Sterling VA

A representative for a company reported that they were asked to wire money to who they thought was a vendor of theirs. After wiring the money, they realized it was a scam. 01/25/2021

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Fake Check Scam: Round Hill VA

The complainant reported that he sold a vehicle to an unknown person and the check used to pay for the vehicle was fraudulent. The vehicle was later recovered in Pennsylvania. This case remains under investigation. 01/22/2021

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Government Scam: Great Falls VA

The complainant reported that he received a call from someone claiming to be with Health and Human Services. The caller stated that the complainant was eligible to receive a grant, but that he needed to purchase gift cards prior to receiving the funds. The complainant purchased the gift cards and provided the information to the […]

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iPhone Scam: Aldie VA

The complainant reported that she received a call from someone pretending to be a representative from Apple indicating that their electronic breaches on her phones. The complainant was instructed to purchase multiple gift cards for large amounts of money, which she did. The caller also instructed the complainant to tell any store clerk that inquired, […]

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Amazon Scam: Aldie VA

The complainant reported receiving multiple phone calls from someone claiming to be a representative for Amazon. The caller stated that the complainant’s account had been compromised and that she needed to purchase gift cards so he could stop the hackers. The complainant purchased gift cards and provided the card number and pin to the caller. […]

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Computer Scam: Purcellville VA

The complainant reported that he received a call from someone who stated he was going to give him money. The person was able to access the complainant’s computer and pretended to transfer money into the complainant’s account, which was far more than he was told. The caller convinced the complainant to wire the difference. This […]

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Computer Scam: Ashburn VA

The complainant reported that her computer started emitting a loud noise and a message displayed on the screen for her to call a phone number. She called the number and the person identified herself as a Microsoft representative. The complainant stated she wired money to an account thinking she was going to be refunded all […]

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Email Scam: Ashburn VA

The complainant reported that she received an email from someone she thought was her boss at work. The email instructed her to purchase gift cards then to text a phone number and provide the gift card numbers. The complainant realized after the fact that this was a scam. 01/15/2012    

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