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Fake Mother’s Day Coupons Circulating Online

Posted By Staff

Date: May 12th, 2017

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Scam

couponsTime is running out to get a gift for mom.

Just in time, there are coupons circulating online promising big discounts at several stores.

But it turns out the deals are too good to be true and they are just a scam looking for your personal information.

Some of coupons popping up online offering big discounts include $75 off at Bed, Bath and Beyond, $50 at Lowe’s or a $50 deal at Home Depot.   More

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‘Free Wrinkle Cream’ Scam Creates Financial Mess For 81-Year-Old

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Date: April 29th, 2017

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Scam

coalPITTSBURGH –  It’s happened to many people, including a local woman, consumers getting caught up in a “Free Wrinkle Cream Scam.”

The local woman, Loretta Ventura ended up in a major financial mess because of it.

The situation left her at the end of her rope.

“It’s not free, Marty! It’s not free!”,,,   More

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Officials Warn About Fire Extinguisher Scam Targeting Businesses

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Date: April 25th, 2017

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Scam

firePITTSBURGH – No store owner would want their business to be unsafe.

So when a man went into several restaurants in downtown Pittsburgh, claiming to be a private fire inspector, employees invited him in.

“There are many third party private companies that are legitimate companies, that work under contract for various businesses,” Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Chief Darryl Jones said.

Authorities say…   More

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US Marshals Warn Of Jury Duty Phone Scam

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Date: March 6th, 2017

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Scam

scamDALLAS – The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of a nationwide telephone scam.

It involves people claiming to be U.S. Marshals, court officers or law enforcement officials seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report to jury duty.

The U.S. Marshals Service sent out a news release Friday to get the word out, the agency does not call anyone to arrange payment of fines over the phone for failure to appear for jury duty or any other infraction.  More

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