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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

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. (credit: Getty Images)

DA: 3 Florida Men Ran ‘Wall Street’ Silver Scam

The men duped at least 150 people into spending $8 million on precious metals they did not own, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said.

08/20/2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images/File)

AG: Queens Woman Who Posed As Sandy Victim To Collect Benefits A ‘Serial Schemer’

Prosecutors say Caterina Curatolo stayed in a hotel on the city’s dime for 269 nights at a cost of $83,500, right up until Monday when she was arrested.

08/13/2013

Rihanna (file/credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

DA: Men Posing As Reps For Pop Stars Indicted For Fraud

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday announced the indictments of Sylvester Vincent Carroll, 47, of Whitehouse Station, N.J., and Meceo McEaddy, 38, of Queens.

07/18/2013

FILE - An illustration of some major United States credit cards (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images/File)

Brooklyn Man Accused Of Looting $2 Million From Charitable Donations

A Brooklyn man allegedly spent charitable donations intended for Israel on everything from his mortgage to dentist visits to video rentals, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

06/28/2013

iPhone (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images for Big W)

Cellphone Scammers Could Be ‘Cramming’ Extra Charges On To Your Bill

Extra charges are getting buried on some cell phone bills and it isn’t the phone company that’s putting them there.

05/16/2013

Facebook homepage (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Men Scammed Investor By Claiming They Had Early Facebook Shares

Three men have been charged in New Jersey with stealing $6.7 million from an investor, in part by claiming they had special access to Facebook shares before the company went public.

05/14/2013

Authorities say a Floral Park man was towing legally parked cars and holding them hostage. (Credit CBS 2)

Police: Tow Truck Driver Held Legally Parked Cars Hostage

Christopher Capurso, 22, was not licensed to own a tow truck and was holding cars hostage, according to investigators.

04/29/2013

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