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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police in Washington County are investigating a possible telephone scam that is targeting customers of a local bank branch.
Indiana police are warning residents about a scam. Someone is calling and soliciting donations for an organization called Firefighters of America.
Police in New Brighton and Beaver Falls say someone claiming to be from the Beaver Valley Federal Credit Union is texting random people urging them to call and enter their debit and credit card information.
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