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Allegheny County Police issue warning over nationwide scam involving hot air balloon festival

Allegheny County Police warning of nationwide scam
Allegheny County Police warning of nationwide scam 00:19

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Allegheny County Police are warning the public of a scam that's going on throughout the country, including right here in the Pittsburgh area.

Allegheny County Police say that several people showed up over the weekend looking for a hot air balloon festival that they had bought pre-paid tickets for.

SCAM ALERT: Multiple people arrived at our South Park station over the weekend claiming to have pre-paid tickets for a...

Posted by Allegheny County Police Department on Monday, June 10, 2024

Police say the event was advertised to be taking place along Buffalo Drive in South Park -- but there was no such event happening.

According to police, it appears that this type of event being advertised is part of a nationwide scam that's going on. 

Police are now investigating and asking anyone with information to contact the County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS. 

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