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.
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.
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.
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.
Storm victims in New Jersey who have been desperate for help are finding themselves victimized a second time.
Police Sunday evening were searching for two suspects who victimized a 68-year-old woman in Queens with the infamous pigeon drop scam.
If you use social media to stay in touch with your grandchildren, beware – crooks could be watching you watch them.
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.
Know of a business that is gouging? Know of a fake contractor who’s hustling people out of money?
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
As of August, the senator says more than 19,000 seniors nationwide have reported identity thefts. That’s about 50 each day.
In addition to giving away their money, the victims also gave out their social security numbers and other personal information.
The job-seekers answered ads in the newspaper and on Craigslist. When they eventually figured out that United Care Services was a hoax, and returned to demand a refund, they found that the company had disappeared.
Internet scams are getting more and more sophisticated and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen says the latest one is a real beaut.