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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

Boston Strong Logo (credit: charitynavigator.org)

Suffolk Police Warn Against Boston Bombing Charity Scams

Authorities said there is often a spike of bogus sites or social media pleas for donations in the wake of a disaster, where scammers prey on those looking to lend support.

04/20/2013

A bank teller displays $100 bills (file/credit: Oscar Siagian/AFP/GettyImages)

Woman Allegedly Kept Cheap Apartment By Conning Co-Op Board

A Brooklyn woman has been accused of lying to a co-op board and claiming her dead aunt was still alive, so she could keep an apartment at a rent of less than $300 per month.

03/30/2013

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7 Accused In Tax Return Theft Scam In New York, New Jersey

Seven people from New York and New Jersey stood accused this weekend of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax refund checks from the federal government.

03/09/2013

David Ruddy, left, is accused of raking in more than $50,000 while posing as either a Federal Emergency Management Agency worker, a Red Cross volunteer, or even a police officer. (Photo: CBS 2)

Police: New Jersey Con Man Bilked Sandy Victims Out Of More Than $50,000

Storm victims in New Jersey who have been desperate for help are finding themselves victimized a second time.

02/11/2013

Pigeon Drop Scam Suspect

Suspects Con Woman Out Of $4,500 In ‘Pigeon Drop’ Scam

Police Sunday evening were searching for two suspects who victimized a 68-year-old woman in Queens with the infamous pigeon drop scam.

01/20/2013

Ruth Winter

Scam Artists Using Facebook To Target Grandparents

If you use social media to stay in touch with your grandchildren, beware – crooks could be watching you watch them.

01/16/2013

Glowing Telephone (credit: clipart.com)

Suffolk County Police Warn Of Costly Telephone Scam

In the wake of a spike in incidents, Suffolk County police issued a warning Tuesday about a telephone scam in which people are tricked into wiring money for what they think is a family member in trouble.

01/15/2013

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