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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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Scammers Becoming More Active During Tax Return Season

It’s tax refund season and Raymond Grey was expecting a $2,000-plus check from the IRS, but now it’s unclear if that check will ever arrive in the mail.

02/12/2015

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Man Pleads Guilty In Ugandan Counterfeiting, Stealing $2 Mil From Bank

A former Pittsburgh man has pleaded guilty in a counterfeit money scheme based in Uganda, and several other financial schemes for which he was free on bond when he got caught passing one of the $100 bills at a coffee shop.

02/12/2015

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New Ransom-Ware Scam Locking Victims Out Of Their Own Smartphones

The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a scam where your cellphone isn’t merely infected, it’s frozen, and the scammers demand ransom to unlock it.

01/30/2015

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Scottdale Woman Scammed Out Of $1,500 Over The Phone

State police are investigating after they say a Westmoreland County woman was scammed out of $1,500 over the phone.

01/20/2015

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