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BBB Issues Customer Survey Scam Alert With Summer Twist

An old scam is back, but with a summer twist.

06/19/2015

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Local Utility Companies Join Forces To Warn Customers Of Imposter Scams

Utility companies are banding together to raise awareness and offer tips to protect their customers after scam artists ripped off an elderly couple in Beechview, stealing money and jewelry.

06/17/2015

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Clever Con Artists Rip Off Elderly Beechview Couple

A couple in the city’s Beechview neighborhood was targeted by scam artists who were pretending to be utility workers on Monday morning.

06/16/2015

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Turtle Creek Woman Claimed God Wanted Church Friend To Spend $300K On Lavish Gifts

A Turtle Creek woman is accused of swindling another woman from her church out of nearly $300,000 in gifts, like designer purses and diamond jewelry, by saying it was God’s will.

06/04/2015

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State Police Issue Alert About Red Light Violation Email Scam

State Police have issued a warning to Pennsylvania residents about a possible new phishing scam popping up in inbox claiming you ran a red light.

05/15/2015

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Scam Suspect Accused Of Going Door-To-Door With Daughter, Claiming To Sell Girl Scout Cookies

Who can resist buying Girl Scout cookies, not many of us, even if we don’t eat them.

05/06/2015

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FBI: Korean Firm Scammed Out Of $375K For Fake Pharrell Show

The FBI in Pittsburgh says a Maryland man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by pretending to work for a Japanese talent agency on behalf of musician Pharrell Williams.

04/24/2015

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2 Ex-Inmates In Georgia Charged In Pa. Jury Scam

Two former Georgia state prison inmates are jailed in that state on charges that they phoned Pittsburgh-area residents and scammed six into wiring $990 each, supposedly to pay fines for missing jury duty.

04/20/2015

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Scammers Targeting Your Credit Card Information Over The Phone

Officials have issued a warning about a scam that tries to trick you into revealing your credit card information.

04/17/2015

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Westmoreland Co. Issues Missed Jury Duty Scam Warning

Westmoreland County is putting out a warning about a new phone scam.

04/14/2015

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Thieves Pose As Allegheny Co. Sheriff Officials In New Scam

There’s another scam alert.

04/06/2015

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IRS Impersonation Scam Claims More Than 3,000 Victims Nationwide

Elaine Palahunik has never cheated on her taxes, so she was floored to get a call on her answering machine recently telling her to call back or else.

03/20/2015

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Thousands Being Targeted In IRS Impersonation Scam

A tax time scam is targeting people all across the nation, including right here in Pittsburgh

03/18/2015

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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Says He Got An IRS Scam Call, Too

State Rep. Brian Ellis says someone pretending to be an IRS agent called his home last week and said he and his wife would be arrested if they didn’t pay nearly $4,000 to settle a supposed debt.

03/09/2015

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Better Business Bureau Issues Warning Over Rewards Survey Scam

Loyalty rewards programs — coupons, discounts and cashback — are a long-established, effective methods used by retailers to keep customers coming back.

02/24/2015

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