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3 On Your Side: Text Message Scams

It’s been just over 20 years since the first text message was sent and now Americans send billions of those messages a month. Scam artists are sending them out too.

03/29/2013

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Penn State Football Recruit Facing Charges For Scheme Involving Fake Money

Court papers in Dauphin County show the charges against Zayd Issah were filed March 10. The charges include two counts of forgery, two counts of conspiracy and four counts of theft by deception.

03/28/2013

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Water Department Impersonator Targeting The Elderly

A 98-year-old woman who was scammed and robbed is talking only to Eyewitness News.

03/25/2013

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New Jersey Police Warn Of Hostage Scam

Police in New Jersey are warning people about a scam where people claim to have kidnapped a family member for ransom.

02/15/2013

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2 Men In New Jersey Charged In Scam With Money Dyed Black

Officials say two men have been charged in New Jersey in connection to a scam in which worthless paper dyed black was portrayed as real money and sold to people if they paid to have the dye removed.

02/06/2013

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BLOG: Airline Ticket Scam

By Jim Donovan: I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. There are NO free rides in life. You’ll want to remember that if you get a letter in the mail claiming you’ve “qualified […]

02/05/2013

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3 On Your Side: Scammers Target Anti-Virus Software

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, a consumer’s best intentions can end up being pretty costly.

10/22/2012

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4 Sentenced In Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Scheme

A federal judge decided the fates of four men who previously pleaded guilty in connection with a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

10/01/2012

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Lumberton Woman Charged In $1 Million Scam

A southern New Jersey alternative therapy practitioner has been charged with conning $1 million out of a client.

09/28/2012

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BLOG: Bogus Best Buy Gift Card Prize

By Jim Donovan: Sorry to break the news to you, but if you get a text message saying that you’ve won a $1,000 Best Buy gift card, you really haven’t won anything and you could […]

09/21/2012

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Police: Pennsylvania Man Nabbed In Toilet Theft Scheme

Police say a western Pennsylvania man’s toilet theft scam didn’t end with a clean getaway.

09/07/2012

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PA Scammer Facing New Charges For Yet Another Scheme

A Pennsylvania ex-con who once claimed he could cure AIDS with ozone enemas has been charged with defrauding investors by telling them he controlled more than $1 billion worth of Texas oil.

08/31/2012

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3 On Your Side: Door-To-Door Sales Scams

With an increasing number of complaints about door-to-door sales in recent years, 3 On Your Side has some tips for how to avoid getting scammed.

08/15/2012

Estate Planning Schemes

Have you been offered a free estate planning seminar? How can you tell if it was legitimate or a scam?

06/20/2012

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BLOG: Seminar On How To Spot An Investment Scam

By Jim Donovan: Learn about the weapons and deceptions that scam artists use to separate you from your hard earned money! What are those financial “free lunches?” What is a retirement specialist or senior specialist? […]

05/23/2012

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