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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

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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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Do You Know Of A ‘Sandy Scam’? Tell Us About It

Know of a business that is gouging? Know of a fake contractor who’s hustling people out of money?

11/12/2012

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Police: Two Suspects Scammed 74-Year-Old Woman In The Bronx

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

10/16/2012

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Schumer: Scammers Stealing Social Security Payments From Seniors

As of August, the senator says more than 19,000 seniors nationwide have reported identity thefts. That’s about 50 each day.

1010 WINS–10/14/2012

Alleged job placement scam victims (credit: CBS 2)

Job Seekers Allegedly Cheated By Placement Company Seeking Justice

In addition to giving away their money, the victims also gave out their social security numbers and other personal information.

10/04/2012

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Hundreds of Unemployed New Yorkers Ripped Off In Alleged Job Placement Scam

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.

10/03/2012

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Connecticut A.G. Warns Of FBI Child Porn E-Mail Scam

Internet scams are getting more and more sophisticated and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen says the latest one is a real beaut.

09/07/2012

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Ask Asa: When ‘Unsubscribe’ Means The Opposite

When you click on the “unsubscribe” button on an Internet offer you may be doing more than you think, and CBS 2′s Consumer Reporter Asa Aarons found out that it may not always be in your best interest.

06/18/2012

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Suffolk Police Warn Of Best Buy Gift Card Text Message Scam

Police in Suffolk County are warning the public about a scam being sent to mobile phones, WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported.

06/13/2012

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Ask Asa: Child Identity Theft

CBS 2′s Asa Aaron takes a look at how kids’ identities have become the new target of scam artists.

04/05/2012

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Ask Asa: Avoiding Home Contracting Scams

Every spring roving repair contractors show up at doors in the tri-state area. The offer roof and chimney repairs, among other pieces of handiwork. But the “repairs” are often short-lived and over-priced, costing the consumer even more to repair again down the road.

03/27/2012

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