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Officials Warn Residents To Be Wary Of Holiday-Time Scams


December 19, 2019

Anyone can become a scam victim, said Capt. Anthony O’Hara, the intelligence director of the Pennsylvania State Police.

He knows because it happened to him during the last holiday season.

It happened after he woke up after his Christmas nap and saw an email that he thought was from Apple.

“It looked like a legitimate bill that I wasn’t familiar with, and I clicked through it,” O’Hara said. “I made that mistake of clicking through an email, and in that moment, in a hurry, I gave up my ID and my password. Moments after, I realized what I had just done. I had fallen for the scam....

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