Men are also being scammed through online dating sites

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times What are online dating scammers and why is it such a serious threat to people who are truly searching for love? “Scammers” work alone or part of an overseas mob network to use love to strip you of your assets by gaining your trust and asking for money or getting enough information from you to pry open your bank account. The financial numbers are staggering. The...

Protecting yourself from online dating scams

Be wary if someone seems to be too good to be true By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times You’ve found the perfect man: he’s sweet, he’s sexy and he has a way with words that makes you swoon. But when you ask to see him does he shy away and reschedule again and again? Does he always ask about you and ignore your questions about him? Does he want to talk about your financials and your personal...

Consumer advocates warn of electricity scams

Fraudulent door-to-door, telephone solicitations are prevalent A proliferation of electricity scams through door-to-door and telephone solicitations have prompted a warning from Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Chairman Robert F. Powelson and the Office of Consumer Advocate. “In some recent incidents, sales people have been pushing consumers into choosing...