WITN Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT: Fake shopping sites

Posted: 12/16/2014 - A lot of us are going online for gifts this year. That means scammers are too, hoping to con you into buying from their fake site.

SCAM ALERT: Gift Card Crooks

Updated: 12/15/2014 - We know gift cards are one of the most popular gifts to stuff stockings with this year, but gift card givers beware! Scammers have found a way to drain those cards before you buy them!
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SCAM ALERT: Fake check cashing

Posted: 12/09/2014 - One scam is surfacing just in time to take advantage of the giving, holiday spirit. It may prompt people to do something nice for an acquaintance, though these soon-to-be victims likely know better.

SCAM ALERT: Free pizza, free malware

Updated: 12/08/2014 - No two words sound better together than free pizza. But beware: the hand offering to feed you is actually the one doing the biting here.

SCAM ALERT: Pre-paid debit card scammers

Posted: 11/13/2014 - While more and more people are relying on plastic rather than cash to buy things now, in store or online, some opt for a pre-paid card. But beware- scammers are out to get their hands on the money you load on those cards.

SCAM ALERT: Subscription Scammers

Posted: 10/14/2014 - If your morning paper is coming at a higher cost than normal, officials warn it may not be due to printing costs at the paper but because of scammers.

SCAM ALERT: Real company, fake job

Posted: 09/22/2014 - This is about the time of year people are perusing the internet for a side job to pick up a bit of extra cash for the holidays. However, scammers are using some seemingly legitimate tactics to target job seekers.

SCAM ALERT: iTunes Users Targeted

Posted: 09/11/2014 - One scammer in our state is targeting your tunes, and hoping to get enough personal information to then target your money.

SCAM ALERT: Ice Bucket Challenge Video Scam

Posted: 09/02/2014 - The ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS is now become a tool for scam artists to not just grab your attention, but also the personal information stored on your computer.

SCAM ALERT: Instagram Picture Leads To Con Artists

Posted: 08/27/2014 - As the world of social media grows, scammers are finding new ways into your newsfeeds and computer windows. Now the Better Business Bureau says those scammers are using Instagram to bait victims.

SCAM ALERT: IRS Warning Of Tax Scam

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Two things are certain in life:death and taxes, as the Benjamin Franklin quote goes. You can guarantee the idea of late taxes can give some of us a deathly scare, and some scammers are apparently preying on that.

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