Scams

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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

Taxable

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

White Wine

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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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

Donations

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?

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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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