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Tree Cutter Charged With Theft And Fraud Against Homeowners

When Eugene Askey showed up at the District Magistrate’s office in Jeannette for a preliminary hearing on one scam, Westmoreland County detectives were waiting to arrest and charge him with scamming five more residents from May to October of this year.

12/12/2014

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Scammers Using Robin Williams’ Death To Dupe People On Social Media

The death of Robin Williams stunned a lot of people.

08/13/2014

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Officals Warn Of Scammers Coming To Your Home

Local police and the Better Business Bureau are both warning people about the dangers of being robbed and scammed by people who are claiming to be door-to-door salespeople.

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Don’t Get Ripped Off On Magazine Renewals

If you get a notice in the mail telling you it’s time to renew your magazine subscription, make sure you read that renewal carefully.

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Walmart Issues Warning About New Email Scam

There are two new scams to warn you about.

05/16/2013

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BBB Issues Warning About “Do Not Call List” Scams

The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about scam artists pretending to be protecting you from telemarketers.

02/07/2013

School Supplies

Shop Smart on Back-to-School Supplies this School Year

The days of summer are drawing to a close and annual back-to-school specials are starting to surface. Whether you plan to shop…

08/22/2012

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BBB Educates on Scams Targeting the Military through BBB Military Line

A majority of Americans see members of the military and are reminded of their bravery and sacrifices for our freedom. Unfortunately, unethical schemers…

08/22/2012

Senior Citizens

Protecting Senior Citizens Against Fraud

With scams and schemes on the rise, senior citizens remain high-target victims for unethical businesses. In some scams, more than 80 percent of the victims are…

08/22/2012

Coupons

Check the Facts before Clipping Coupons

Shopping with coupons has become almost a competitive sport, with cable television shows featuring people who get piles of groceries for little or no cash. Coupons are…

08/22/2012

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BBB Warns of Soliciting Storm Chasers

Many areas throughout Western Pennsylvania have been affected by storm damage from the recent severe weather. From flooding to roof and tree…

08/22/2012

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Keep Your Pets Happy and Safe at the Kennel

If you are heading out of town for an end of summer trip, your Better Business Bureau has some tips to select a trustworthy home-away-from-home for your pets. Pet owners should…

08/22/2012

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Contractor Targets Elderly In Ross Township

A contractor is targeting the elderly in Ross Township with fake driveway sealing jobs. On Memorial Day, an elderly woman was approached. They told the woman they were working in the neighborhood and could do the job the same day since they’re already there at a cheap price.

06/05/2012

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State Sen. Criticizes Company Targeting Elderly, Disabled

Because George Weimer is disabled, he qualifies for a rent rebate and the staff at State Senator Jim Ferlo’s office is happy to help him fill out the forms. But in the past few weeks about 400,000 elderly and disabled Pennsylvanians have gotten a solicitation in the mail offering to get them that rebate for a $39 fee.

05/31/2012

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Misleading Letter Sent To Local Seniors

Lois Shipley, of New Castle, got a letter in the mail the other day from a business called the Senior Advisory Center. The letter stated that for a fee of $39, the company, on her behalf, would file a property tax, or rent rebate claim with the Pa. Department of Revenue.

10/25/2011

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