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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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Consumer Tips To Guarantee A Proper Home Inspection

Buying a new home is likely the largest purchase you will ever make, so it makes sense to have that home inspected before you sign on the dotted line.

07/10/2014

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Angie’s List: Beware Of Scams From Storm-Chasing Contractors

Most families have a safety plan to follow when severe weather strikes. But when the sky clears and cleanup begins, don’t let your guard down.

06/26/2014

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Avoiding Scams Like Alleged KFC Scarred Child Hoax

The story that started a fund for a 3 Year Old kicked out of a KFC turns out to be a hoax. Are there more stories like this out there? How common are they?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/25/2014

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U.S. Postal Service Warns Of Email Scam

Everybody likes to get a package in the mail, but the U.S. Postal Service is warning that scam artists are taking advantage of that.

05/23/2014

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2 Local Residents Targeted In Fake IRS Employee Scam

Franklin Park Police Chief Donald Dorsch has seen scams hit the area before, but a national one that’s now targeted two local residents is something new.

03/26/2014

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Experts Warn To Watch For Pitfalls During Tax Preparations

Your federal tax return is due at the IRS in less than seven weeks. Have you filed your taxes yet?

02/28/2014

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Duquesne Light Issues Warning About New Scam

Duquesne Light says scam artists continue to target its customers. They now have a new warning about what you need to watch out for.

01/30/2014

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Be On The Lookout For The “One Ring” Cell Phone Scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the look out for the “one ring” cell phone scam.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/30/2014

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Elderly Lower Burrell Couple Targeted In Scam

A new twist on an old scam has some homeowners in Westmoreland County on alert after several people have been targeted.

12/26/2013

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Police Issue Warning About Hostage Phone Scam

Police have issued a warning about a scary phone scam after at least six people in central Pennsylvania have been targeted since the middle of last month.

12/03/2013

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Lottery Winners Being Targeted In New Scam

You buy a lottery scratch-off ticket and dream of winning. Shaun Heckmann won $1,000 more than a year ago; but then this week, he received a call.

11/20/2013

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Affordable Care Act Could Bring Rise In Scams

Officials warn that with the Affordable Care Act launching Tuesday, there could also be a rise in scams.

10/01/2013

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