Scams

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“Grandparent Scam” Targets Victims By Pretending Loved Ones Are Hurt

A new scam targets elderly people by pretending loved ones, like grandchildren, are hurt and need help.

07/30/2015

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Local Utility Companies Join Forces To Warn Customers Of Imposter Scams

Utility companies are banding together to raise awareness and offer tips to protect their customers after scam artists ripped off an elderly couple in Beechview, stealing money and jewelry.

06/17/2015

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State Police Issue Alert About Red Light Violation Email Scam

State Police have issued a warning to Pennsylvania residents about a possible new phishing scam popping up in inbox claiming you ran a red light.

05/15/2015

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AG’s Office Warns About Scam Artists Trying To Take Advantage Of Those Donating To Nepal Victims

Pittsburgh has a long history of generosity when it comes to helping out our fellow man in times of dire need all over the world.

04/29/2015

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Scammers Targeting Your Credit Card Information Over The Phone

Officials have issued a warning about a scam that tries to trick you into revealing your credit card information.

04/17/2015

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IRS Impersonation Scam Claims More Than 3,000 Victims Nationwide

Elaine Palahunik has never cheated on her taxes, so she was floored to get a call on her answering machine recently telling her to call back or else.

03/20/2015

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Thousands Being Targeted In IRS Impersonation Scam

A tax time scam is targeting people all across the nation, including right here in Pittsburgh

03/18/2015

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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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Scams To Avoid This Holiday Season

With not that many weeks before Christmas, shoppers in stores and on-line are spending lots of dollars to make their holiday a sweet one.

11/25/2014

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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 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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Scammers Using Robin Williams’ Death To Dupe People On Social Media

The death of Robin Williams stunned a lot of people.

08/13/2014

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Loaning Advantage Cards To Others May Result In Fraud

When GetGo customers pull up to the gasoline pumps at at least one GetGo in the region, they are greeted with a notice, alerting the customer to thieves who are asking to borrow customers’ Giant Eagle Advantage Cards.

07/31/2014

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Expert Shares Tips On How To Spot Check Scams

Every day millions of letters are delivered to our homes.

07/15/2014

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