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.
Md. Attorney General says COVID-19 financial scams on the rise
March 8, 2021