North Mahoning Township, PA – A Punxsutawney man was scammed out of $1,100 recently.

The 30-year-old man got a phone call from an unidentified caller, claiming to work for the company “Speedy Cash” under the alias “Tony Appleton.”

The scam artist was able to convince the man to purchase and send $1,100 worth of Wal-Mart gift cards.

If you get a phone call from someone you don’t know, be suspicious, especially if they ask for your personal information or money.

Please also remember that no legitimate company will ever ask you for things like store gift cards, Apple iTunes cards, or Google Play cards.

Scams highlighted in this video:

Targeting the elderly 0:58

Jury duty scam 2:02

Code *72 scam 2:51

Equifax scam 3:46

IRS scam 4:33

Concert scams 5:26

Moving House Scam 6:04

Fake Charity Scam 6:50

Phishing Calls 7:51

Kidnapping Scam 8:32

  • Don’t answer the calls from unknown numbers.
  • Never let strangers know your personal information. Credit card, Social Security numbers, checking account – all this should be kept to yourself.
  • Don’t make the decision immediately – try to resist the pressure the criminals put on you.
  • Demand the information in writing before you agree to pay for a product or service.
  • Don’t send cash, be it by money transfer or overnight mail. In this case, the money will disappear, and you won’t be able to prove its existence.