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Phone Scam Targets Elderly

Hampton Police have issued a warning to citizens on July 31, 2018 after receiving reports of a scam targeting elderly residents of the city.

The scam reportedly causes caller IDs on phones to read as “Langley Air Force Base.” Langley Air Force Base confirmed to police that they are not making these calls to citizens. The intent of the scam is to sell various medical equipment elderly citizens.

The scam new update on a frequently seen scam in which criminals use the names of well-known companies, utilities, government agencies, or law enforcement agencies to fraudulently solicit money or other forms of currency from victims. As in the instance described above, scammers will even use technology to "spoof" the phone number, email address, or website of legitimate organizations to hide their own identity and gain the victim’s trust.

Virginians who have a question, concern, or complaint about a consumer matter should contact Attorney General Herring's Consumer Protection Section:

  • By phone: (800) 552-9963
  • By email: consumer@oag.state.va.us
  • By filling out a complaint online at https://www.oag.state.va.us/consumer-protection/

Do you believe you may be the victim of a scam? Kalfus & Nachman can help you with your legal options available for you to take action against a company or individual for their false advertising and/or the violation of your consumer rights. Virginia claimants may be entitled to three times their actual losses if it is determined that the violations were willful. (§59.1-204). Learn more by contacting Kalfus & Nachman today at (855) 880-8163 today.

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