Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced today that a grand jury investigation has led to charges against four co-conspirators for a scheme that targeted elderly victims throughout the country to steal thousands of dollars in a “Grandparent Scam.”
Officials say the scams involve callers who use sophisticated computer technology called “caller ID spoofing,” which is illegal, to mask their true identify to defraud consumers.
“Scammers are telling customers that their electric bill is delinquent and will be shut off for non-payment unless the customer purchases a Green Dot MoneyPak,” said Freeholder Scot McCray.
A scam involving elderly homeowners lured outside while a burglar takes cash and jewelry has now spread to the fourth community this month.
Police are warning residents about a group of criminals who are preying on the elderly and the latest victim is a disabled Vietnam War veteran.
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Police say the suspect(s) call victims stating there is a bench warrant for their arrest. The victims are then instructed to purchase a pre-paid credit card.
By Jim Donovan: The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office is warning consumers about unsolicited telephone calls from scam artists claiming to be from a government or non-profit health organization. The callers tell consumers that they are […]
According to the Attorney General, employment schemes are among the most common and oldest forms of consumer fraud.
By Jim Donovan: Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane cautioned consumers to be on the alert for new electricity-related scams. Her office has received reports that utility customers are receiving calls from con artists, pretending […]
An Eyewitness News Exclusive – A new twist on a familiar scam.
The scam involves fraudulent email messages claiming to be from the IRS’s Taxpayer Advocacy Service.
Police in Gloucester County are investigating multiple scams in which an individual claims to be an employee of a gas company contacting local businesses and corporations.
Federal prosecutors say the overseas contacts used the local defendant to make the victims less suspicious.
Philadelphia Police are searching for a suspect they say targeted a 94-year-old World War II veteran in Oxford Circle.