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Phishing Scams

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Beware Of EZ Pass Phishing Scam

By Jim Donovan: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has learned of an email phishing scam which appears to be an attempt to collect unpaid tolls. The Port Authority is advising EZ […]

07/09/2014

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Holiday Shopping Means Online Holiday Scamming Not Far Behind

Bucks County director of consumer protection Mike Bannon says his department is getting calls about an old scam that’s been reinvented. He says it involves a major retailer.

12/24/2013

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Phone Scammers Targeting Bensalem’s Indian Community, Officials Say

In recent weeks, officials say, scammers posing as IRS employees have been calling Bensalem residents and telling them they owe money to the IRS.

05/08/2013

(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams issues his annual warning about holiday season shopping scams.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia’s DA Issues Warnings on Holiday Season Scams

The arrival of Thanksgiving means, of course, the arrival of holiday shopping. And, the DA warns, that means scam artists will be out in full force, both in person and online.

11/20/2012

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Area Police Departments Warn of Fake IRS E-Mail ‘Phishing’ Scams

An IRS spokesman says if they need to reach you about a tax return, they will do it either by phone or through the mail — not with an e-mail.

03/09/2012

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Part 1: Senior Surfers At Risk

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has 18 investigators handling more than 2,000 calls per year.

03/07/2012

Protecting Yourself From ‘Phishing Scams’

An email with the subject titled: “Sad News” would surely get your attention especially if it’s supposedly from your friend or a family member. What’s more, you open the email and what if it read […]

CBS Philly–09/15/2010