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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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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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