Police: PA Residents Falling Victim to Scams

Police: PA Residents Falling Victim to Scams

COUDERSPORT (WENY)-- Pennsylvania State Police are warning you about a two new scams that are robbing people of their hard-earned money.

The first scam claims you've won a lottery, sweepstakes or contest. In order to claim your prize, you need to wire money through Western Union or MoneyGram.

Police say if you have to pay money to get money, it's a scam. The other scam happens through social media where victims send money to online friends who are actually criminals.

Police say, if the deal sounds too good to be true- it probably is. Never give out your personal information to someone you don't know or didn't contact directly. It is important that you remember to never send money to anyone who you haven't met face-to-face.