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Barbara Schwarz
July 01, 2020 - 6:35 am
You may be anxious to learn whether you had COVID-19, and scammers could take advantage. Christina Garza with the FBI in Houston warns what to things to keep an eye on so you don’t become a victim.
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Kristen Johanson
June 13, 2020 - 4:00 am
The IRS is once again warning of scams where people fish for personal information, and this time, they’re using COVID-19 for the data. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
May 26, 2020 - 6:47 pm
Pennsylvania is the latest state to be swept into an unemployment scam, where authorities say fraudsters are using previously stolen identity information to bilk benefit payments. It’s now part of a federal investigation. Read more here.
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Lizzy Buczak
May 21, 2020 - 2:01 pm
Contact tracing identifies those who come in contact with a COVID-19 positive person. Scammers are pretending to be ‘contact tracers’ to get personal information out of people. Read more about the new scam authorities are warning about.
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Blank U.S. Treasury checks
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Mark Abrams
May 04, 2020 - 12:11 pm
Law enforcement agencies have seen a big resurgence of activity by scam artists who are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis. Read the latest here.
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Coronavirus economy
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Kristen Johanson
April 06, 2020 - 1:31 pm
Stimulus checks are expected to be deposited right into Americans’ bank accounts this week, but authorities warn the public to watch out for scammers who may try to virtually pickpocket your information. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
March 24, 2020 - 6:17 pm
Authorities are warning the public of heightened scams that are taking advantage of people during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “You have to be very careful about any sort of unsolicited communication that you get from somebody by any means.” Read more here.
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Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
February 28, 2020 - 12:14 pm
A 59-year-old Montgomery County man has pleaded guilty to posing as a woman on dating apps and sending men to a random house in King of Prussia. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
January 31, 2020 - 3:08 pm
A Berks County man has been charged with running one of the largest Ponzi schemes based in Pennsylvania, where he allegedly he ripped off the Amish and Mennonite communities for $60 million. Read more here.
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AP News
January 21, 2020 - 11:52 am
A former cocktail waitress at a Pennsylvania casino has been sentenced for her role in a $420,000 slot machine scam. Read more here.
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