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.
In each case, the suspect calls the victims claiming to be a police officer involved in an investigation concerning their bank accounts, police said.
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.
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.
New charges have been issued in an alleged scam by a roofing contractor, who has been arrested along with his son.
Long Island Rail Road riders were shocked Saturday morning, following revelations that tiny video cameras were discovered hidden on ticket vending machines.
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.
The men duped at least 150 people into spending $8 million on precious metals they did not own, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Extra charges are getting buried on some cell phone bills and it isn’t the phone company that’s putting them there.
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.
Christopher Capurso, 22, was not licensed to own a tow truck and was holding cars hostage, according to investigators.