Scam Artists

Experts say these purported Ebola protection kits amount to a scam. (Credit: CBS 2)

Experts: Scammers Are Exploiting Ebola Fears

With the death toll from the Ebola virus now having topped 4,000 people – including one fatality in the U.S. – consumer advocates have been warning of scams that take advantage of people’s fears about the disease.

10/10/2014

Scales of justice (credit: ClipArt.com)

Staten Island Man Sentenced For Scamming Investors Out Of Millions

Federal Judge I. Leo Glasser said the latest scam is as sophisticated as any scam he had the occasion to deal with in more than 30 years.

08/22/2014

Peekskill Home Contractor Scam

Home Repair Scam Artists Target Peekskill Residents

Westchester County residents were issued a warning Wednesday, as scammers are on the prowl and preying on unwitting homeowners. The scammers have been targeting residents of Peekskill, soliciting business at their homes.

01/22/2014

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

Greenwich Police Warn Of Telephone Scams Following Recent Incidents

In the latest scam, Greenwich police said the victim received a call from someone posing as her grandson telling her he was in an auto accident and needed bail money.

08/07/2013

Ruth Winter

Scam Artists Using Facebook To Target Grandparents

If you use social media to stay in touch with your grandchildren, beware – crooks could be watching you watch them.

01/16/2013

Westbury Village Seal

Westbury Residents Warned Of Scam Artists

Authorities say suspected door-to-door scam artists are likely casing homes and targeting people for robberies.

10/20/2011