Scams

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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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Warnings Issued Over Fake Pirates’ Ticket Scams

Getting tickets to Pirates’ home games down the stretch is not going to be easy, and it won’t get any easier if the team makes the National League playoffs.

09/03/2013

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Walmart Issues Warning About New Email Scam

There are two new scams to warn you about.

05/16/2013

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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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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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