Don’t Be a Victim: Harper’s Legislative Report Program Highlights Common Scams
HARRISBURG – With criminals constantly looking for ways to scam people out of their hard-earned money, the January edition of Rep. Kate Harper’s Legislative Report program features tips and information to help senior citizens and others avoid becoming victims.

During the program, Harper talks with Cpl. Adam Reed of the Pennsylvania State Police about some of the most common scams, including the “grandparent” scam. This essentially involves a cold call in which the scammer pretends to be a grandson or granddaughter in need of money to help them out of some difficult situation.

The two also discuss “phishing,” which can occur via phone, email, social media or even pop-up messages on a computer. When engaged in phishing, the scammer’s goal is to gain access to the victim’s personal, sensitive information. Investment and home improvement scams are also included in the program.

The 30-minute program is available for viewing at Comcast Cable On Demand and online at or via

The program is also provided to Brittany Pointe Estates, Foulkeways at Gwynedd, Normandy Farms Estates and Dock Woods for airing within their communities.

Representative Kate Harper
61st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Rep. Harper’s Blue Bell Office
610.277.3230 /

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