New York City Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin said scammers can be more active during the holiday shopping season.
Prosecutors in New York have launched a campaign where grandkids are being enlisted as virtual fraud fighters.
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.
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.
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.
In the scam, Netflix customers receive an email or a pop-up directing them to a phony, official-looking log-in page.
CBS 2 has this major warning about the latest cyber scam sweeping the Internet – phony tech support sites.
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.
Natural disasters always attract people who want to help, but they also attract criminals who seek to profit from people’s pain.
U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) on Wednesday warned consumers of the serious and ongoing threat of ATM scams.
Scams are everywhere, and on Tuesday the Consumer Federation of America released its list of the most dubious opportunities.
A major bust has resulted in more than a dozen doctors being charged with taking cash payments in exchange for patient referrals.
Internet scams targeting immigrants and seniors are circling around online and Hudson Valley Congresswoman Nita Lowey wants her constituents to be cautious.