AG launches new text alert system to protect PA consumers from scams

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Thursday a new text alert system that can save some from scams.

The text alerts will be sent to PA consumers twice a month.

Those alerts can provide tips to avoid falling for a scam, warnings about new scams, or give updates on protection issues.

Shapiro says seniors are more likely to be targeted to scams.

“Protecting consumers and combatting scams is a top priority of my office,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “It’s important for Pennsylvanians to know what schemes are out there so they can avoid getting scammed. Our new text alert system provides real-time updates and practical tips to empower Pennsylvanians to protect themselves from these schemes.”

In 2017, nearly 22,000 complaints for scams were reported.

If you'd like to sign up for the alerts, head to the Attorney General Josh Shapiro's website.

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