Better Business Bureau
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.
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.
When Barbara Lotz of Shelby Drive in Hempfield hired Prime Roofing Systems to do work on her house after the tornado last March, she thought she had done her homework.
KDKA AM’s John Shumway talks to Warren King of the Better Business Bureau about holiday returns.
For many singles out there, true love seems to be getting harder to find. But are dating services the answer? One service in Green Tree boasts a high success rate, but they’ve also collected dozens of complaints about high-pressure tactics, expensive contracts and bad matches.
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.
A Westmoreland County attorney says he’s been contacted by three elderly homeowners who feel they have been pressured by a home improvement company based in Ohio.
Free plane tickets to celebrate Osama bin Laden’s death? A promise of a free sandwich? Or exclusive video of bin Laden’s corpse? They are just some of the scams the Better Business Bureau is warning people about.
Scam artists are at it again. They’ve found new ways to trick you into giving up your hard earned money, and for some of the victims, the results can be devastating.
Warren King, the President of the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania, joined KDKA’s Mike Pintek to discuss scams that are infiltrating the Pittsburgh region.
Al Murray, who owns Al’s Roofing Company, a business he and his family have operated for the last 30 years in the Greensburg area, says he got a call from a Texas company that wanted to buy the right to use their name.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With little or no warning, Allcare Dental and Dentures permanently closed its network of offices nationwide. Eight of them are in western Pennsylvania. A sign on the door urges patients with questions […]
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Unemployed 29-year-old Craig McGonigle moved home with his parents near Kittanning in a desperate condition. “I didn’t have any money and I was really scared because I had all these credit card […]
With full benefits and retirement plans, hundreds of thousands of people are going to work everyday without ever leaving home. Joe Kerwick had been unemployed since the end of 2008 and he tried everything until he saw a KDKA-TV report about work from home opportunities.
Working from home is something that a lot of people would love to do. But while most of those “work from home” offers are nothing more than a scam, some of them are for real and pay well. If you are looking for a work from home job be skeptical, be ready to check and double check the company and read every smidgen of small print.
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