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LIRR ticket machine. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

MTA: Skimming Devices Spotted On LIRR Ticket Machines In Baldwin

Metropolitan Transportation Authority police on Monday were reminding Long Island Rail Road customers to watch out while buying tickets at vending machines.

04/07/2014

Match.com Scam

Woman Scammed Out Of $86,000 On Match.com Relationship

High hopes for a love connection cost a New Jersey woman her entire life savings when she was scammed on Match.com.

04/04/2014

Taxes

Police: Phony IRS Scammer Targeting Residents In Fairfield, N.J.

Police in Fairfield, N.J., warned the public Saturday to watch out for an IRS telephone scam that has targeted two residents in the past week.

03/01/2014

Charles Ganzenmuller

Prosecutors: Unlicensed Air Conditioning Contractor Scammed L.I. Home Owners

A Pennsylvania man was in court Monday, charged with bilking Long Island homeowners out of thousands of dollars for air conditioning work he never performed.

02/24/2014

(file photo credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Online Scammers Claim To Bear Bad News While Targeting Your Personal Information

A new Internet scam looks legitimate but has the potential to unleash a Pandora’s box of viruses and spyware onto your computer.

02/18/2014

Brighton Beach Burglary Suspect

Man Arrested In Alleged Scam On Elderly Brighton Beach Residents

Police have arrested and charged a man who allegedly scammed and stole from elderly residents of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.

02/08/2014

Brighton Beach Burglary Suspect

Police: Suspect Has Been Scamming, Stealing From Elderly Brooklyn Residents

Police on Wednesday were asking the public to help them find a suspect who burglarized the homes of two Brighton Beach, Brooklyn residents – both of them over 80 years old.

01/22/2014

A worker repairs electrical lines as Long Islanders continue their clean up efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

PSEG Long Island: Don’t Fall For Fraudulent Phishing E-Mails

PSEG Long Island on Thursday warned customers of a scam involving fraudulent e-mails.

01/09/2014

Accused Social Security scammers Richard Cosentino, Glen Lieberman (credit: handouts/image pixelated by CBS New York)

Dozens Of Former NYC Police Officers, Firefighters Charged In Massive Disability Scam

More than 100 former New York City workers, including scores of retired police officers, firefighters and prison guards, have been charged with faking psychiatric problems in order to get federal Social Security disability benefits, prosecutors said.

01/07/2014

Suspect wanted for scamming elderly people since 2011. (credit: NYPD)

NYPD: Group Claiming To Be Cops Target Elderly Victims In Citywide Scam

In each case, the suspect calls the victims claiming to be a police officer involved in an investigation concerning their bank accounts, police said.

12/12/2013

Gov. Cuomo Delivers State of State Address Jan 9, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo Warns Of Tax Collection Scam

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the scammers claim they are from the IRS or the state tax department and threaten people with fines, deportation or arrest if they fail to pay up.

11/24/2013

LIPA truck (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Of LIPA Customers Targeted In New Telephone Scam

LIPA posted a warning on its website advising customers who receive suspicious calls to just hang up. The utility said they never demand direct payment over the telephone and don’t accept credit or debit card payments.

11/20/2013

Anthony And Geno Delmaro

Father, Son Charged In Far-Reaching Roofing Contractor Scam

New charges have been issued in an alleged scam by a roofing contractor, who has been arrested along with his son.

11/18/2013

Long Island Rail Road ticket machine. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

LIRR Ticket Machine Scam Leaves Riders Shocked

Long Island Rail Road riders were shocked Saturday morning, following revelations that tiny video cameras were discovered hidden on ticket vending machines.

10/19/2013

Nouel Alba is accused of lying to FBI agents. (credit: Personal Photo)

Woman Who Posed As Victim’s Aunt, Ran Newtown Fundraising Scam Gets 8-Month Sentence

Nouel Alba of the Bronx set up a purported funeral fund to raise money for one of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December. She claimed 6-year-old Noah Pozner – one of 20 first graders killed in the mass shooting – was her nephew.

10/15/2013

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