Higher Enterprise Bureau Studies Improve in Fraudulent Scams in Western Pennsylvania – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Better Business Bureau says scammers are taking advantage of the pandemic, especially phone scammers who pretend to be who they are not.

The BBB says they have seen a surge in scam scams in western Pennsylvania.

Here the scammer pretends to be a friend, family member, or someone calling from a government agency.

Scammers even pretend to be able to enroll people in the COVID-19 funeral aid program.

Here are three tips to avoid fraud:

  • Never give out your Social Security or Medicare number.
  • A real government agency doesn’t ask you to pay a processing fee, especially through gift cards.
  • When you get a call from someone who says they are a friend or family member who is having trouble needing money, hang up and call the person you know.

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