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Scammers Find New Ways To Get Your Money

Don’t think you’re too smart to get taken. Some of the newest scams have twists and turns you might never expect.

02/04/2013

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Police Alert Elderly To Lottery Scam With Possible Local Connections

Lottery scams are not uncommon, but they typically involve a scam artist in another country or at least another state. What makes this latest local case unusual is that a person involved in the scam actually showed up at the victim’s house. KDKA is hiding the victim’s identity for her own safety.

01/14/2013

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Warning Issued To Consumers About Text Messaging Scam

The holiday shopping season is already underway, and there are sure to be some great deals out there. However, there are also scams that target consumers. That is the bad news. The good news is that you do not have to become a victim.

11/20/2012

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Police Say Text Message Scams Increasing

Police are urging the public to beware of spam text messages.

10/18/2012

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Angie’s List Offers Advice For Finding Locksmiths

If you’re locked out of your home or car, a locksmith can be your lifeline, but make sure you hire a reputable one to avoid being ripped off.

09/06/2012

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Man Accused Of Running Up Hotel Tabs, Skipping Out On Bill

A man is now in police custody, accused of running up up tabs of thousands of dollars at area hotels and then skipping out on the bill.

08/31/2012

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Scams On Elderly Popping Up In Our Area

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Carnegie Police Chief Jeff Harbin about a new scam hitting the elderly in our area.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/02/2012

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Lottery Scammers Now Using Bolder Tactics

Bolder and nastier is how investigators describe the crooks behind the latest scams that are victimizing people in our area. The tactics they are using may shock you.

02/21/2012

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2 Arrested For Allegedly Scamming Indiana. Co. Man

Two people are facing charges after being accused of extorting thousands of dollars from a 92-year-old man over the course of several months.

01/26/2012

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Misleading Letter Sent To Local Seniors

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.

10/25/2011

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Homeowners Ripped Off While Trying To Go Green

Some local homeowners tried to go green, but ended up losing a lot of money. KD Investigator Andy Sheehan is on the trail of a contractor, who took thousands of dollars to install wind turbines and solar panels at local homes.

08/03/2011

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KD Investigators, Woman Confront Scamming Roofer

When Heather Dugan bought her house in Bellevue, the home inspector said her roof wouldn’t last. She hired an outfit called Better Choice Roofing, which she said turned out to be the worst choice she could have made.

08/02/2011

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Attorney General Going After Scamming Roofers

They’ve operated under a half dozen company names, but the result has been the same. Customers have complained about being ripped off by roofers who they say perform little or no work, but take the money and run. KD Investigator Andy Sheehan exposed them and now the attorney general is taking action.

07/26/2011

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Alleged Scammer Arrested In Beaver Co.

A man accused of scamming two people out of money was arrested in Beaver County Sunday morning. According to the criminal complaint, 26-year-old David Bristol was arrested after allegedly taking $1,300 for rent on a home he didn’t own.

05/29/2011

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Police Warn Residents About Roofer Scam

Police in Westmoreland County are warning residents about a scam. Officers say a man is going door-to-door claiming he is there to inspect the roof.

05/26/2011

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