The department shared the warning on Facebook.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

WHITEHALL BOROUGH (KDKA) — The Whitehall Borough Police Department is warning residents to be vigilant in avoiding potential holiday scams.

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In a Facebook post, the department wrote that fraud schemes will be prevalent this holiday season, as they are most holiday seasons.

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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.

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They ask any Whitehall Borough residents to contact police if they have any questions about fraudulent activity.