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.
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.
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.
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.
If you use social media to stay in touch with your grandchildren, beware – crooks could be watching you watch them.
Authorities say suspected door-to-door scam artists are likely casing homes and targeting people for robberies.