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.
A new Internet scam looks legitimate but has the potential to unleash a Pandora’s box of viruses and spyware onto your computer.
Police have arrested and charged a man who allegedly scammed and stole from elderly residents of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.
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.
PSEG Long Island on Thursday warned customers of a scam involving fraudulent e-mails.
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.