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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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PHEAA Warns Parents Of College-Bound Students To Be Wary

It’s time for many parents to apply for financial aid to pay for their children’s college tuition, but a state education agency is warning that it’s also a time when many are taken in by scams.

02/06/2013

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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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Woman Shares Puppy Scam Warning After Almost Falling Victim 3 Times

The holidays are the time of year scam artists kick things up a notch, and a woman from Churchill looking to get two puppies suspects she was almost scammed three different times.

12/05/2012

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BBB Educates on Scams Targeting the Military through BBB Military Line

A majority of Americans see members of the military and are reminded of their bravery and sacrifices for our freedom. Unfortunately, unethical schemers…

08/22/2012

Senior Citizens

Protecting Senior Citizens Against Fraud

With scams and schemes on the rise, senior citizens remain high-target victims for unethical businesses. In some scams, more than 80 percent of the victims are…

08/22/2012

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Elderly Man Scammed Into Losing $1.8 Million

Scam artists often target the elderly and they can be very convincing. The victim in this case is in his 80s. David Highfield interviewed him a few years ago, but what has happened since may shock you.

02/24/2012

Home Ownership Preservation Foundation

Millions of homeowners are struggling with loans they cannot afford, and that makes them vulnerable targets for scammers looking to profit off their troubles.

11/04/2011

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Online Thieves Using Osama Bin Laden’s Death In Scams

Free plane tickets to celebrate Osama bin Laden’s death? A promise of a free sandwich? Or exclusive video of bin Laden’s corpse? They are just some of the scams the Better Business Bureau is warning people about.

05/06/2011

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Beware Of Latest Scams & Schemes

Scam artists are at it again. They’ve found new ways to trick you into giving up your hard earned money, and for some of the victims, the results can be devastating.

04/29/2011

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Looking Out For Spring Scams

Warren King, the President of the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania, joined KDKA’s Mike Pintek to discuss scams that are infiltrating the Pittsburgh region.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/12/2011

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Finding Legitimate Work From Home Opportunities

Working from home is something that a lot of people would love to do. But while most of those “work from home” offers are nothing more than a scam, some of them are for real and pay well. If you are looking for a work from home job be skeptical, be ready to check and double check the company and read every smidgen of small print.

02/17/2010

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