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Scammers Are Pretending to Collect Donations for Slain Harford Deputies

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Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon (Photo via Harford County Sheriff's Office)
Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon (Photo via Harford County Sheriff’s Office)

When a man shot and killed two Harford County deputies in an Abingdon Panera earlier this month, many people were shocked and horrified. Apparently at least one person saw the tragedy as an opportunity to make some quick cash.

Beware the Towson Phone Scam

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A parent of a Towson University student got a terrifying phone call last month:  Their child had been kidnapped, the caller said, and demanded $500 worth of ransom. Possibly clued in by the fact that the ransom demand was pathetically small, the parents contacted the Towson Police — who confirmed that the call was a scam. In fact, nearly a dozen people have received similar calls over the past several months.

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