Police: 89-Year-Old Man Swindled Out Of Thousands In Sweepstakes HoaxAn 89-year-old Westmoreland County man was swindled out of thousands of dollars in a sweepstakes hoax.
Police: Constable Demanded Residents Pay Fines & Threatened Jailtime, Then Pocketed CashA constable from Westmoreland County is accused of demanding money from people who may have owed fines, then pocketing the cash.
'Everything Was Fake': PayPal Scam Targets Users With Deceptive EmailsIt’s a name we’ve come to know and trust, but PayPal’s reputation is taking a hit as criminals are upping their game in a new twist to an ugly scam that’s robbing millions from consumers.
Gift Card Scam Nearly Ruins Holidays For GrandfatherCheck those gift cards you received during the holiday season as they could be worthless.
Amazon Scams Become More Realistic, Targeting PittsburghIn the case of the Amazon scam, it's getting so realistic looking.
Grandparents Increasingly Targeted By Impostors Who Know 'Everything' About ThemThe government is releasing new information about a growing scam targeting older Americans. It tricks people into mailing cash to people pretending to be their grandchildren. Victims reportedly lose an average of $9,000.
U.S. Attorney: Multi-Million Dollar Medicaid Fraud Scheme Was 'Family Crime Conspiracy'Twelve people are accused in one of the biggest fraud schemes ever prosecuted in the region.
Better Business Bureau Issues Warning About 6 Common Holiday ScamsWith the holiday shopping season upon us, there are many deals to be had. While you're trying to save money, scammers are hoping to cash in on everyone's love of a good deal.
Pa. Attorney General Issues Warning About Increased Gift Card Scam CasesGift card scam artists are really looking for victims, says state Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
Police Looking For Pair Of Fake Utility Workers Ransacking Homes, Stealing ValuablesPolice in Westmoreland County are looking for two men who they say are going door-to-door, posing as utility workers and scamming people out of their money and valuables.
FBI Pittsburgh Says Fake Charities Looking To Exploit Those Giving To Synagogue Shooting Victims 'Won't Be Tolerated'The FBI Pittsburgh office is warning people to be careful of the charities, organizations and collectors they are giving donations to in the wake of the Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting.
BBB Issues Warning Over Back-To-School Coupon ConThere’s a new warning about a "coupon con," which is designed to swindle people right at the start of the school year.
Scammers Taking Advantage Of Buzz Surrounding Amazon Job OpportunitiesA new robocall scam is capitalizing on the buzz surrounding Pittsburgh as a potential site for Amazon's second headquarters.
Scam Preying On Generous Mount Pleasant Borough ResidentsThere's a letter going around Westmoreland County asking residents to give, if they can, to help the Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire Company. It looks legitimate, until you look closer.
Pennsylvania Launches Text Alert System To Warn Seniors About ScamsPennsylvania has a new texting service that aims to protect senior citizens from scams.