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Thomas Ome is wanted in connection with an apartment rental scam in Washington Heights. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Wanted In Apartment Rental Scam In Washington Heights

Police were searching Wednesday for a man who allegedly took money from apartment seekers on Craigslist as they paid him fees and rent for units he did not own in Washington Heights.

01/28/2015

Anna Villega (left) and Evelyn Hernandez say they were scammed out of over $10,000 when they put down money for affordable housing units in Inwood. (Credit: CBS2)

Would-Be Renters Lose Thousands In Scam For Affordable Housing In Inwood

Some people were just looking for a place to live in Upper Manhattan, but they ended up falling victim to a scam.

01/19/2015

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Officials Warn Of Tax Assessor Scam In Brookhaven

The letters claim town workers will be going door to door inspecting properties, but it’s not true said the town supervisor.

01/03/2015

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

New York Warns Against Ebola Scams And Solicitations

New York’s attorney general is warning consumers about scammers preying on Ebola fears with fundraising scams claiming to benefit victims and dubious offers of so-called preparedness kits that claim to contain preventive medicines.

10/21/2014

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Seen At 11: ‘Click Bait’ Internet Scam Hiding In Plain Sight

Most people consider themselves pretty savvy when it comes to falling victim to an online scam. But there’s a new cyber scam that’s hiding in plain sight that could make you the next victim of what’s known as “click bait.”

10/08/2014

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

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‘Caffeine Awareness’ Group Accused Of Running Community Service Scam

A group hawking e-books on the effects of caffeine was actually selling a bogus way to satisfy court-ordered community service requirements by doing little more than taking an online quiz, prosecutors in Manhattan said Monday.

07/28/2014

E-ZPass says these e-mails are a phishing scam. (Credit: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

E-ZPass Warns Of Phishing Scam E-Mails About Unpaid Tolls

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and other agencies were cautioning the public Tuesday night about a phishing scam disguised to be a warning about unpaid tolls.

07/08/2014

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Where To Buy A Cheap Car Online

In place of tiny columns with cryptic abbreviations of a car’s conditions, the Internet boasts searchable listings with generous detail and expansive photo galleries.

06/16/2014

The Better Business Bureau. (Credit CBS 2)

Scammers Posed As Better Business Bureau In Attempt To Rip-Off Desperate Job Seekers

The consumer group is known for protecting people from all sorts of scams, but it recently became the victim of one.

05/27/2014

LIRR Ticket Machine With Camera, Skimming Device (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Queens Man In LIRR Skimming Case Gets 2-6 Years In Prison

In April Valer Zaharia pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree conspiracy.

05/20/2014

Rebecca Ramnarine (credit: CBS 2)

Family Who Lost Child In Brooklyn Car Crash Targeted By Scammer

The Ramnarine family said someone set up a fake fundraising website in their daughter’s name following her death in a car accident on Sunday.

05/07/2014

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

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