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Md. Attorney General says COVID-19 financial scams on the rise

March 8, 2021

Financial scam calls are on the rise in Maryland, and the state’s attorney general says it is because of COVID-19. In a normal year, the state Consumer Protection office receives about 40,000 financial scam calls, resulting in $10 to $15 million in recovery. Attorney General Brian Frosh discussed his concerns Friday during a virtual forum with Sen. Chris Van Hollen, as part of National Consumer Protection Week. Discussions centered around how residents can better identify and avoid falling victim to scams.

Article Source: WTOP

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