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Bogus AT&T rep tried to scam Allegheny Township resident

Mary Ann Thomas
Phone scam reported in Allegheny Township.

The Allegheny Township Police Department is warning residents of unsolicited phone calls from companies who falsely claim they are eligible for a phone service upgrade.

Police report that recently someone claiming to be a representative of AT&T called a township resident and tried to scam them into releasing credit card information.

The bogus caller can use accurate names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. They pitch a phone service upgrade and ask for an installation fee to be paid via credit card.

Residents should call Allegheny Township police at ‎724-845-9410 to report suspicious calls or their phone service provider.

Township police warn residents to never give out credit card numbers to anyone claiming to be a vendor over the phone without verifying their authenticity.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary Ann at 724-226-4691, [email protected] or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.