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NYC Official: You Better Watch Out For Scams While Shopping For The Holidays

New York City Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin said scammers can be more active during the holiday shopping season.

11/23/2014

Art Hurme says he was scammed for $3,000. (credit: CBS2)

NY Officials Taking Proactive Approach To Combat ‘Granny Scams’

Prosecutors in New York have launched a campaign where grandkids are being enlisted as virtual fraud fighters.

11/19/2014

Experts say these purported Ebola protection kits amount to a scam. (Credit: CBS 2)

Experts: Scammers Are Exploiting Ebola Fears

With the death toll from the Ebola virus now having topped 4,000 people – including one fatality in the U.S. – consumer advocates have been warning of scams that take advantage of people’s fears about the disease.

10/10/2014

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Suffolk County Police Warn Of PSEG Scam Targeting Businesses

Some Suffolk County businesses have reported receiving a call from someone who claims to work for the utility company and threatens to turn off electricity unless immediate payment is made.

08/05/2014

In the "Grandparent Scam," con artists claim a loved one is in trouble in needs money sent. (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Scammers Using Social Media To Learn More About Targets

It’s called the “Grandparent Scam,” but it can happen to anyone — con artists claim a loved one is in trouble and deperatedly need money.

06/05/2014

A screen capture of fake Netflix notification (credit: CBS 2)

Fake Netflix Employees Play Role Of Villain In Online Scam

In the scam, Netflix customers receive an email or a pop-up directing them to a phony, official-looking log-in page.

04/14/2014

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Seen At 11: Phony Tech Support Scams Target Web Users

CBS 2 has this major warning about the latest cyber scam sweeping the Internet – phony tech support sites.

06/11/2013

5-year-old Reese Chaplin makes art out of a tree downed by Sandy in New Hyde Park, Long Island (credit: Donna Friedman-Chaplin via Facebook)

L.I. Couple Creates Brochure To Help People Avoid Hurricane Scammers

After superstorm Sandy, bully insurance adjusters and unscrupulous contractors are just some of what Huntington resident Wendy Busby says the storm’s victims can expect.

11/15/2012

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Experts Warn Of Scams Popping Up In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

Natural disasters always attract people who want to help, but they also attract criminals who seek to profit from people’s pain.

11/05/2012

Rep. Steve Israel (file/photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Rep. Steve Israel Warns Of Increasing Threat Of ATM Skimming

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) on Wednesday warned consumers of the serious and ongoing threat of ATM scams.

CBS New York–10/24/2012

Published writer June Lay was nearly the victim of a mystery-shopper scam. (Credit: CBS 2)

Ask Asa: Consumer Federation Of America Releases List Of Most Dubious Opportunities

Scams are everywhere, and on Tuesday the Consumer Federation of America released its list of the most dubious opportunities.

07/31/2012

13 NJ doctors have been charged with accepting bribes in exchange for referring patients to one radiology center (Credit:CBS2)

13 NJ Docs Charged In Cash-For-Referrals Scheme

A major bust has resulted in more than a dozen doctors being charged with taking cash payments in exchange for patient referrals.

12/13/2011

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NY Congresswoman: Be Aware Of Internet Scams

Internet scams targeting immigrants and seniors are circling around online and Hudson Valley Congresswoman Nita Lowey wants her constituents to be cautious.

02/05/2011