On The Record
‘Phishing’. Warren-based state police are warning citizens of a recent “phishing” scams in Pennsylvania. Residents have received calls from a company that warns of computer viruses and the caller asks for remote access to computers to fix the “problem”. Other callers tell people that a warrant has been issued for their arrest and they must send bail money. Police said “phishing” is an attempt to access personal or financial information, through electronic communication, while posing as a legitimate or trustworthy entity. Police urged residents to never give personal information during unsolicited telephone, text or online communications.
Cited. Warren based-police were called to a false alarm at the PNC Bank, E. Main Street at 7:51 a.m. on July 12. Police said it was the fifth response in a 12-month period. Police said PNC Bank was cited through Disrtrict Justice Cynthia Lindemuth’s office for control of alarm devices/automatic dialing.