Scams

Merchandise Scam: Sterling VA

The complainant reported seeing an online infomercial for a product. When she attempted to order it, she was instructed to cash app money, which she did. The fictitious company continued to contact her for additional money for shipping and customs, which she paid. 04/15/2021

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Microsoft Scam: Chantilly VA

The complainant reported that she was contacted by phone by someone claiming to be with Microsoft. The caller stated that her bank account had been compromised. He instructed her to purchase gift cards and provide him with the card numbers so he could open a new bank account for her. 04/16/2021

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Job Scam: Ashburn VA

The complainant reported that she was contacted about a job and was sent money to purchase “working materials” for her new job. The complainant was contacted again to send money through Bitcoin to make the purchases, which she did. 04/13/2021

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Utility Scam: Sterling VA

The complainant reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be from Dominion Power stating that their bill was past due. The complainant used a cash app to send money, which turned out to be a scam. 04/13/2021

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Apple Scam: Chantilly VA

The complainant reported that he received an email from who he thought was an Apple customer service agent. The complainant reported that after clicking on the email, money was missing from his bank account. 03/30/2021

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Boss Scam: Sterling VA

The complainant reported that she received an email from someone she thought was her boss. The person asked her to purchase gift cards to send to clients. The complainant purchased the gift cards and provided the information to the scammer. 04/02/2021  

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Microsoft Scam: Aldie VA

The complainant reported that she received a message on her computer that she had a virus and to call a phone number. The complainant called the phone number and gave permission for a male on the other line to access her computer. The male was able to gain access to her banking information and told […]

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Law Enforcement Scam: Middleburg VA

The complainant reported that she received a phone call from someone claiming to be a Lieutenant with the Fairfax County Police Department. The caller stated that she failed to appear in court and needed to pay money to avoid being arrested. The complainant sent money through a cash app. This case remains under investigation. 03/30/2021

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