Commonwealth Court Advises of Reported Phone Scam

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court advises the public to stay vigilant against a recently reported phone scam. The scam involves calls that “spoof” or mimic Commonwealth Court’s telephone number and demand payments through PayPal for bail and other expenses for family members allegedly incarcerated.

Commonwealth Court will never request over the phone payment by credit card, gift card, PayPal or any other means of electronic funds transfer for any reason.

Anyone receiving calls of this nature is encouraged to hang up immediately and contact state and/or local police as well as the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection at (800) 441-2555 or scams@attorneygeneral.gov.

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