ALLEGHENY COUNTY (KDKA) — Officials are warning people about a dating app extortion scam that almost cost one local man $1,000.
The Allegheny County Police say a man met someone on a dating app who sent him naked pictures, and then said she was under 18 years old.READ MORE: Kennywood's 'Choose The Color' Contest For The Phantom's Revenge Winner Revealed
The man then got a call from someone claiming to be an Allegheny County Police Officer investigating him over the photos.READ MORE: Millvale Police Looking For Two Suspects Accused Of Stealing No Parking Signs And Flags
The man then got a call from someone claiming to be the girl’s father.
He told the man to send more than $1,000 on a cash app and money cards to drop the charges.MORE NEWS: Greene County Getting Federal Grant To Improve Broadband Internet Infrastructure
The man realized it was a scam and called police.