Crime

Scam costs Huntingdon County resident about $14,000

State police at Huntingdon are investigating an incident of theft by deception that cost a Huntingdon county woman thousands.

According to a state police news release, the 76-year-old Union Township resident reported she was involved in a scam in which she lost $13,917. The incident remains under investigation.

Two Centre County residents were recently scammed out of about $31,000, police reported Tuesday. Troopers provided the following prevention tips:

▪ Don’t ever pay any fines/costs/bail money over the phone.

▪ Never give out your credit card information over the phone unless you’re certain you’re dealing with a reputable firm.

▪ Refuse to be rushed into anything.

▪ Call the police to report the incident immediately.

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