Phone Scam

Scam callers are claiming to be from the IRS and threatening to have people arrested if they don't pay up. (Credit: CBS 2)

Nassau Officials Urge Vigilance In Response To IRS Phone Scam

Nassau County Police said several residents have received phone calls from persons claiming to be from the IRS who say they or a family member owe money for unpaid taxes.

20 hours ago

Scam callers are claiming to be from the IRS and threatening to have people arrested if they don't pay up. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Scammers Pose As IRS, Threaten Arrest If You Don’t Fork Over Money

Authorities say a scam that tricks people into turning over huge amounts of cash to con artists is growing—and so far, the crooks are getting away with it.

09/19/2014

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Officials: Fraudsters Target Bergen County Residents With Jury Duty Phone Scam

Fraudsters are apparently targeting Bergen County residents with a jury duty phone scam. Calls have been made on pre-paid cell phones with ‘201’ area codes, the Bergen County Sheriff’s office said.

03/19/2014

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Scammers Demanding Cash Transfers Targeting Stamford Residents By Phone

Police in Stamford are warning residents about recent phone scams. Susan Grant at the Consumer Federation of America said it’s a frequent scam and any demand for money by unusual means is a dead giveaway.

02/19/2014

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Seen At 11: New Phone Scam Targets Senior Citizens And Their Bank Accounts

Could you or a family member fall victim to the latest, bank account draining, scam? CBS 2 recently learned that thieves have been coercing local residents into believing that their health is in danger and ripping them off in the process.

07/12/2013

Some residents in Long Island and Queens have been the target of a phone scam. (credit: CBS 2)

Phone Scammers Target Local Residents With Threatening Calls Demanding Money

Police said if you get such a call, you should independently verify the relative’s whereabouts and shouldn’t give out personal information over the phone.

03/29/2013