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3 On Your Side: Beware Of Identity Theft This Summer

Between travel, vacations and sending the kids off to camp, summer can be a hot time for identity theft. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at some risky situations to avoid.

07/18/2014

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Police in NE Philly Warn Elderly Drivers About Fake Auto Repair Scammers

According to investigators, a man approached the 94-year-old driver and told him his car had a wobbly wheel and he could fix it. The motorist gave the suspect $940. The suspect fled with the money.

04/03/2014

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3 On Your Side: Verizon 54 Scam

They called claiming to be with Verizon, and told him he was entitled to receive some extra cash. But something just didn’t seem right. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us about one man’s experience with what’s being called the $54 scam.

03/11/2014

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Scammers Know ‘Cleared’ Check May Have Insufficient Funds

There ís a wrinkle in the banking laws that scammers know and use against even smart lawyers.

03/11/2014

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Pa. Officials Warn Consumers About Weather-Related Price-Gouging

Restrictions related to the Feb. 5th ice storm will extend for 30 days after the expiration of the disaster declaration.

02/06/2014

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Pa. Officials Warn of Scammers Capitalizing on Obamacare Confusion

If you’re looking to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act, be warned that there are people out there who may want to take advantage of you.

10/02/2013

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Health Insurance Scams

October 1 is the launch date for the Affordable Health Care Act’s Insurance Marketplace and scammers are ready to pounce. Here’s what you need to know.

09/27/2013

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3 On Your Side: Senior Medical Alert Scam

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that scam artists claiming to be associated with these legitimate products are trying to take advantage of the elderly.

07/17/2013

Six Facing Charges In Alleged Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Six people are facing charges for a mortgage fraud conspiracy involving millions of dollars in loans based on false information.

05/01/2013

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‘Second Chance’ Scams

Second chance scams occur when the bidder on, let’s say eBay, who didn’t win the auction is contacted by a thief posing as the seller who says the sale fell through and the item is once again for sale.

11/30/2012

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3 On Your Side: Hiring Contractors After Sandy

As the clean-up from Hurricane Sandy is underway, many homeowners will have to hire help to get the job done. If you’re among them, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has important information that you need to know.

11/05/2012

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3 On Your Side: Home Energy Audit Scam

If you get an offer for a free or low cost energy audit, you may want to hold off. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains what you need to know before letting that auditor into your home.

09/17/2012

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3 On Your Side: Computer IP Address Scam

We’re used to seeing internet scams in our e-mail, but did you know that internet scams can also start with a phone call? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has a warning tonight.

07/24/2012

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3 On Your Side: Protect Your Money On Vacation

Planning a trip this summer? Besides making your reservations and figuring out what to pack, how much thought are you giving to protecting your money?

05/01/2012

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NJ Attorney General Warns of Scammers Pretending To Be Him

If you have received correspondence from the New Jersey attorney general’s office saying that you’re eligible to take part in a mega financial settlement, don’t believe it.

03/08/2012

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