Phone Scam

Phone scammers are wiping out computers and demanding ransom, police say. (Credit: CBS2)

Police: Phone Scammers Can Wipe Out Computer, Steal Personal Information

Police are warning about a new phone scam that can wipe out everything on your computer and steal all of your information.

04/07/2015

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Police In Rockland County Warn Residents Of Possible ‘Russian Hackers’ Phone Scam

Police in Rockland County are warning residents about a possible scam after a woman reported getting a call from a man who told her that her computer had been attacked by Russian hackers.

04/07/2015

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

Morris County Prosecutors Warn Of IRS Phone Scam

Prosecutors said an East Hanover resident received a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS.

02/22/2015

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Con Artists Prey On Unsuspecting Victims With Kidnapping Phone Scam

It has been a popular scam in the past several years. Con artists have called unsuspecting people claiming a relative is in trouble and needs money wired immediately.

02/13/2015

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Cons Put New Twist On Old Phone Scam In Wyckoff

In Wyckoff, there’s a new twist to an old scam.

12/13/2014

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Clarkstown Police Warn Of ‘IRS’ Phone Scam

In the computer-generated calls, a female voice informs the person on the other end of the line that the IRS is planning to file a lawsuit for tax evasion — unless he or she pays up.

11/19/2014

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Police In Connecticut: Phone Scammers Posing As IRS Agents, Demanding Back Taxes

One recent victim received a phone call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent who said the man’s family owed $61,000 in back taxes but that the IRS would settle for $3,200, police said.

10/06/2014

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.

10/01/2014

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