Saturday, May 11, 2013
Facecrooks.com warns of a new scam aimed to get your personal info.
You don't have to be Manti Te'o to be caught by a phishing scam. In fact, you could live right here in Montgomery County. Facecrooks.com is warning users of the popular social media website to keep an eye out for a new phishing scam. A screen form like the one shown pops up, asking users to fill it out on behalf of Facebook Security. Often displaying as "Faćebøøĸ Sẻƈurîƚy," according to the site, it is not in fact the real security site operated by Facebook. According to Facecrooks, the message will tell you that you were "reported to have violated a policy that is considered disruptive or insulting Facebook users." Do not fill out the form. The site says that users that fill out the form are "granting access to their personal information …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Police say a man posing as a contracting for a driveway seal and coating company scammed a local resident last month.
According to the Lower Providence Police Department, residents should be on the alert for a con man targeting homeowners with a phony driveway scam. According to authorities, a man claiming to be a representative of L&M Driveway and Seal Coating approached an elderly local resident in the Lanter Lane section of Audubon on Saturday, April 13 and offered to seal his driveway for $700. The victim agreed to do the deal. Later, the victim discovered that the man only applied an oily film to the driveway and not the agreed upon sealant. Lower Providence Police are warning resident to beware of this type of scam and pass the warning on to your neighbors and friends. In Lower Moreland, police are warning residents of similar scams and recently …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Customers purchase pre-paid debit cards that are then drained by fraudsters, the company said.
Thursday, January 17
A scam in which PECO customers are misled into purchasing pre-paid debit cards which are then drained of funds is targeting the Philadelphia region, the electric and gas utility said Thursday. In the scam, customers are contacted by persons who claim to work for PECO and informed that they must make an immediate payment in order to avoid their electricity being shut off. The phony employee then instructs the customer to purchase a pre-paid debit card from a convenience store or similar location, then to provide that card's number. The fraud operators then drain the funds on the card. “We want to make our customers aware of this scam so they can protect themselves from becoming victims of this and other fraudulent activities,” said Mark …