By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WHITEHALL BOROUGH (KDKA) — The Whitehall Borough Police Department is warning residents to be vigilant in avoiding potential holiday scams.READ MORE: Pine-Richland Students And Parents Show Support For Coach Eric Kasperowicz At Rally
In a Facebook post, the department wrote that fraud schemes will be prevalent this holiday season, as they are most holiday seasons.READ MORE: West Virginia Lifts Social Gathering Limit, Allows Maskless Exercising
The department is warning residents of online phishing scams that are disguised as popular companies, but in reality are attempts to gain personal information.
They mentioned one specific instance where a resident was defrauded of $7,000 in a matter of minutes.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Man Dies In Pennsylvania Skydiving Accident
They ask any Whitehall Borough residents to contact police if they have any questions about fraudulent activity.