FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans. The U.S. communications regulator on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, proposed a $225 million fine, its largest ever, against two health insurance telemarketers for spamming people with 1 billion robocalls using fake phone numbers. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Scammers impersonate federal watchdog in ‘money-laundering’ calls

Some scammers attempt to steal cash through a money-laundering phone call hoax.

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VigilantAdam Darrah, director of intelligence services at ZeroFOX

Service members are the most frequent victims of identity theft

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Security stands guard outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. A shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii left at least one person injured Wednesday, military and hospital officials said. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam spokesman Charles Anthony confirmed that there was an active shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

Following shootings on military bases, some Marines may now carry concealed firearms on installations

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This Oct. 24, 2016, photo shows dollar bills in New York. Fraudsters are increasingly picking up the phone and trying to steal your money by pretending to be a government worker or a family member in trouble. In 2016, impostor scams overtook identity theft to become the second-most reported fraud, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

VA, Postal Inspection Service spot 2 scams targeting veterans

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When your grandson needs bail money, be careful

Federal retirees beware: What if your grandson calls and says he’s in jail on a DUI and needs you to wire the court $2,800 ASAP? Most people would probably…

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For second time this year, OPM warns of scam targeting federal annuitants

The Office of Personnel Management is warning federal annuitants of a second scam this year. This time, companies are offering cash payments in exchange…

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Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Criminal Division/APLeslie R. Caldwell, Kenneth Magidson, J. Russell George,

Treasury, DOJ, DHS joining forces to fight phone scams

Dozens of people were arrested in relation to the phone scams, which targeted millions of people and resulted in more than 10,000 victims and hundreds of millions of dollars in stolen money.

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