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Victims Say Phone Scammers Are Going To The Extreme, 80 Calls A Day

A local woman is learning that some telephone scammers never give up.

12/10/2013

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Police Issue Warning About Hostage Phone Scam

Police have issued a warning about a scary phone scam after at least six people in central Pennsylvania have been targeted since the middle of last month.

12/03/2013

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Lottery Winners Being Targeted In New Scam

You buy a lottery scratch-off ticket and dream of winning. Shaun Heckmann won $1,000 more than a year ago; but then this week, he received a call.

11/20/2013

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Local Police Not Enforcing Law Banning Road Solicitations

You’ve no doubt seen them, and they were out again over the weekend. Can collectors for good causes clutter Pittsburgh area streets all year long. Turns out those solicitations are illegal.

10/21/2013

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Officials Issue New Warning About Phone Scams

Phone scams have been around for years, but now there’s a new warning. The callers are getting bolder and downright threatening.

10/14/2013

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Local Woman To Appear In Court In $2M Magazine Scam

A Pittsburgh woman has been scheduled to change her not guilty plea in what federal prosecutors say was a $2 million scheme to sell phony magazine subscriptions door-to-door.

08/27/2013

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Armstrong Co. Officials Warn Of Possible Scam

Armstrong county officials are warning residents of a possible scam.

08/16/2013

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Local Brothers Charged In Craigslist Scam

Two brothers are accused of using Craigslist to dupe hundreds of people out of thousands of dollars.

06/19/2013

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Man Accused Of Getting $300K From Dead Mother’s Social Security Checks

Chauncey Clinton, 65, of Ross Township was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges he cashed his late mother’s social security checks for nearly four decades.

06/11/2013

Groups Warn Of Boston Marathon Charity Scams

Watchdog groups have issued a warning about charity scams related to the Boston Marathon tragedy.

04/18/2013

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Fake Facebook Page Victimizing Local Police Officers

Someone is allegedly using Facebook to exploit a local police officer’s recent heart attack.

04/15/2013

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Police Alerting Local Residents To Recent Paving Scams

Many local roads and driveways are torn up after a long winter. It may be a good idea to get your driveway fixed, but beware because police say there’s a scam going around.

04/03/2013

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Jamaican Lottery Scam Targets Elderly

It’s one of the biggest scams targeting older people right now. We’ve told you about Jamaican lottery schemes before.

03/12/2013

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Scammers Getting Cash For Fake Gold

Around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Danny Dastranj is getting ready to close his “Penn-West Gold and Diamond Company” on Perry Highway.

02/11/2013

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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

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