(Matt Demlein, WRVA)

A-G Warns Of Shutdown Scams

Says False Employment Offers/Predatory Lending Possible

January 22, 2019 - 3:30 pm

Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Attorney General Mark Herring (D) is warning Virginia federal employees currently working without a paycheck, or not working at all, to be careful of potential scams.  Herring says the situation, with federal employees vulnerable, is ripe for scams.

Herring says there may be fake employment offers out there, as well predatory lending offers.  Virginia law limits payday loans to 36% annually.  

Herring also says people should be wary of giving, and make sure they are giving to reliable and legitamate charities.