Texting Scam Targets Beaver County Residents

By Kym Gable

NEW BRIGHTON (KDKA) – There’s a new text scam targeting residents in Beaver County.

Police in New Brighton and Beaver Falls say someone claiming to be from the Beaver Valley Federal Credit Union is texting random people urging them to call and enter their debit and credit card information.

Both agencies started receiving calls from worried residents at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. KDKA’s Kym Gable talked to one woman who was targeted.

Rebecca, who did not want her last name released, said, “It’s absolutely ridiculous. It’s an invasion of privacy. It’s your identity. So it’s a little bit scary.”

New Brighton officer Alan Shaffer says he’s been in law enforcement for 13 years and this is the first time he’s investigated a texting scam.

Local police are working with Beaver County detectives to track down the culprits.

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