PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Authorities are warning Pennsylvania residents about a scam involving a website offering help with concealed carry permits.READ MORE: 'A Miracle': Ohio Mayor Saves Skydiving Partner’s Life After Malfunction
The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office says the website ConcealCarryServices.com fraudulently offers to assist individuals in Pennsylvania and several other states obtain concealed carry permits.
Authorities say the website asks users to fill out an online form that is almost identical to an application for a Pennsylvania license to carry firearms. The website then asks for the user’s credit card information.READ MORE: Teen Dies Nearly 2 Years After He Was Shot At Fourth Of July Celebration In Pittsburgh
The website has charged victims various fees. Authorities say the highest reported fee was $37.
The Sheriff’s Office says you cannot apply for a Pennsylvania license to carry firearms over the internet.MORE NEWS: Former Wilkinsburg Police Officer Under Investigation For Shooting Romir Talley Hired By Penn Hills Police Department
Anyone with questions about obtaining a license should contact the Sheriff’s Office at (412) 350-4700.