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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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Security Experts Issue Warning About Facebook Cloning Scam

There’s a new, dark side to Facebook and it could put you at risk of losing your money, reputation and even a friendship.

12/17/2014

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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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Better Business Bureau Issues Holiday Scam Warning

The Better Business Bureau is warning people about some of the most common holiday scams.

12/11/2014

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Police Investigating Possible Cemetery Scam

Police are investigating a possible cemetery scam in Kittanning.

11/21/2014

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Police Working To Track Down Suspected Con Artist In Beaver Co.

Police in Beaver County are trying to track down a suspected con artist, accused of swindling his friends and an employer out of vehicles, electronics and even food.

11/13/2014

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Police: Man Conned Woman For $15K With Cancer Tale

State police say a western Pennsylvania man who befriended a woman at a harness racing track two years ago has since conned her out of $15,000 by pretending he had cancer.

11/13/2014

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Family Says Elderly Couple Scammed Out Of $8,000, Jewelry

Police in Washington County are trying to track down a group of three men who stole thousands of dollars in cash and valuables from an elderly couple in McDonald.

10/31/2014

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Police Alerting Residents About Wine Delivery Scam

Police are alerting local residents about a new scam that’s making the rounds.

10/28/2014

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New Email Scam Involving Phony Packages Hits The Internet

With just over eight weeks until Christmas, a new scam involving packages has hit the Internet, and quite possibly, your email.

10/24/2014

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